House Democrats clash over Pelosi's drug pricing bill - (The Hill via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Democrat lawmakers are clashing with each other over changes to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposed plan to lower drug prices, reported The Hill.

  • According to the news source, a group of them has warned leadership that some moderate Democrats might vote against the bill if it moves "any further to the left," while "House progressives are pushing for revisions they say are needed to toughen up the legislation."

  • The proposed legislation would allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices for as many as 250 drugs per year.

  • "Pelosi will have to thread the needle between these dueling factions as she plans to bring the measure to the floor as soon as mid-November," the news source said. 

  • However, the measure would have little chance of advancing in the US Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has described it as being "socialist" and vowed to block it.

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