NJ-06: Pallone votes to deny treatment options for terminally ill patients


HAZLET, N.J. — President Trump’s signing of the “Right to Try Act” on Wednesday will help terminally ill patients receive experimental drug treatments still awaiting approval by the FDA. 

Congressman Frank Pallone (D, NJ-06) was among the measure’s vocal opponents.

Pallone’s presumptive Republican opponent, Monmouth County businessman Rich Pezzullo, didn’t conceal his anger over Pallone’s attempt obstructionism.

This bill is common sense, this is what anybody with a heart would do. Frank Pallone’s consistent, vocal opposition to an effort to improve American lives demonstrates that he is cold, unfeeling, and cruel in his unflinching devotion to partisan politics,” Pezzullo said. “Now we have seen Frank Pallone’s true colors. 30 years in Washington has turned him in to a calculating politician with zero concern for human dignity. He must be defeated right here, right now.”

“Ours is a nation of fighters. We never run or hide from even the most monumental challenges. This bill offers hope to those brave Americans who need it most. While cowardly Frank Pallone desperately works to keep power in the hands of bureaucrats, I’m going to work to unleash courage and creativity and put power back in the hands of the American people,” Pezzullo added.