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Democrats get their moment, Republicans want one too
What’s happening: The House will vote this week on Democrats’ signature drug pricing bill, H.R. 3, which would direct Medicare to negotiate the price of certain high cost drugs. Republicans also introduced their own competing bill Monday afternoon.