Statement from Senator Jon Erpenbach on vote in Senate Health and Human Services committee affecting biomedical research.
"This bill will have a direct impact on patients seeking medical treatment for difficult and desperate diseases."
“Today the Republicans on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted to ban significant lifesaving biomedical research in Wisconsin. This bill will have a direct impact on patients seeking medical treatment for difficult and desperate diseases.There are nearly 1,600 bioscience companies in Wisconsin, and 36,000 jobs that could be negatively impacted by this bill, a total economic impact of $27 billion. This bill does nothing but make what is already illegal under federal law, even more illegal. Unfortunately Republicans went one step further and decided to cripple lifesaving research at our world-renowned Universities and Medical Schools. A closer look at the details shows that Republicans want to put cutting edge researchers in jail for trying to do their jobs saving lives using ethical research. The sad truth here is that people will die waiting for treatment, people will die because research is delayed, and Wisconsin will lose world-class researchers and research dollars.”
Press Releases by State Sen. Jon Erpenbach - Page 3
“People have the right to know what their government is doing.”
Statement of Senator Jon Erpenbach on Governor Walker’s continued absence and the resulting infighting between Legislative RepublicansJun 18th, 2015 by State Sen. Jon Erpenbach
“The public in-fighting between Senate and Assembly Republican leadership is of no benefit to the people of this state. ”
"Women and families in Wisconsin facing difficult decisions have had their health and lives put on the line with the passage of the dangerous abortion ban authored by Senator Lazich."
"Today, it was confirmed that not only are Senate Republicans advancing a dangerous piece of legislation, they have no idea what’s in it."
"Every single person, on these committees and in this Legislature, should recognize that these decisions should be made by a woman, her family, and her doctor, not by me, not by any politician."
Governor Walker’s Plan to Give WI Long Term Care to Out of State For Profit Insurance, Up Today
Statement from Senator Jon Erpenbach on Republican’s 29 page education omnibus motion.
The motion failed along party lines.
Cancer statistics will help provide insight and treatment options