On January 27, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee released a discussion document as part of its 21st Century Cures initiative aimed at finding legislative solutions to help accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of cures and medical advances in the United States. The draft bill contains provisions proposed by both Republicans and Democrats that, if endorsed and enacted, would (1) incorporate patient perspectives into the regulatory process and help address their unmet medical needs; (2) build the foundation for 21st century medicine; (3) streamline clinical trials; (4) support continued innovation at our federal public health agencies; and (5) modernize medical product regulation. The section-by-section summary of the discussion document is available here, and the Committee’s discussion document white paper is available here. All documents and additional background can be accessed on the Energy and Commerce Cures Website by clicking here.