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Capitol Hill Briefs

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Two House bills that seem simple on the surface – one on protecting “good Samaritans” from liability when they use automatic external defibrillators on cardiac arrest victims; one targeting public educational programs for cell-free DNA prenatal screening – sparked debate at a Dec. 9 Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. Also: legislators are attempting to insert device tax repeal provisions into must-pass 2016 agency funding and tax-extender bills.

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