The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday, November 30. The bill, which had widespread bipartisan support, will work to promote medical innovation, speed, and access to new drugs and will provide a breakthrough for medical research funding. The bill also includes provisions that address the advancement of regenerative medicine. Texas Congressman Pete Olson, representative of the 22nd District of Texas, who voted for the bill, attended the post-session press conference and publicly thanked Celltex client Sarah Hughes for sharing her inspiring story with the nation. Together, Olson and Hughes have been outspoken proponents of the bill and the positive impact it may have on the millions of chronically ill Americans who will one day be able to access the regenerative power of their own adult stem cells for therapeutic purposes. The bill is set to go to the U.S. Senate next week for a vote.