Senators from Minnesota and Indiana are calling on one of their colleagues to reconsider a proposed fee on medical device manufacturers as part of the health care reform bill moving through Congress.
Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken of Minnesota signed a letter Tuesday with Democrat Evan Bayh and Republican Richard Lugar, both of Indiana.
The letter will go to Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
In the letter, the senators say the proposed fee will threaten thousands of U.S. jobs and deter innovation in the industry.
Both states have active medical technology industries.
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