Senate ends debate on FDA reauthorization bill

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The vote was 89-3 on the motion to end debate on the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation ACt (S. 3187).

A week earlier the House approved the bill and sent the amended version back to the Senate.

The legislation reauthorizes certain FDA programs and expands a user-fee program in order to speed up the FDA's approval process for certain drug and medical device applications.

Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against the motion to end debate.

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