Wicker to Preside Over Senate During Vote on ‘Cures Act’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., will serve as Presiding Officer of the Senate during the vote today on the “21st Century Cures Act.”

The Senate’s proceedings are aired live on CSPAN 2.

Several of Senator Wicker’s priorities are included in the “Cures Act,” including the creation of prize competitions for Alzheimer’s research breakthroughs, titled “EUREKA Prize Competitions.” The legislation also includes his “Patient-Focused Drug Development” legislation, which benefits patients by increasing transparency in the drug and treatment review process.