WASHINGTON, D.C., July 6, 2022 – The Securing America’s Medicines and Supply (SAMS) Coalition — a multi-industry coalition of companies with the sole mission to strengthen the security of America’s medical supply chain — presented Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) with the 2022 Domestic Supply Chain Congressional Champion Award. The Award was presented by Denny Lanfear, CEO of Coherus BioSciences and David Sanders, Executive Director of SAMS.
The Award recognizes Senator Murray’s tireless work as Chairwoman of the Senate HELP Committee and a senior member of the Senate Appropriations committee to help foster, promote, and develop U.S.-made manufacturing of important pharmaceutical products, devices, and personal protective equipment (PPE). As the Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Murray has championed numerous pieces of legislation, including the PREVENT Pandemics Act, that would increase the competitiveness of America’s domestic medical and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
“It is an honor to present Senator Murray with the Coalition’s inaugural champion’s award,” said Sanders. “We hope that her leadership in Congress on this important issue will be an inspiration to other Members of Congress seeking to strengthen America’s domestic medical supply chain.”
SAMS is working with Senator Murray and other Congressional offices to enact meaningful legislation that will better position the United States through future public health crises, while also protecting American patients and jobs.
About Securing America’s Medicines and Supply Securing America’s Medicines and Supply (SAMS) is a multi-industry coalition of companies with the mission to strengthen the security of the medical supply chain in the United States. SAMS seeks to drive implementation of legislation and regulation to reward and foster U.S.-made manufacturing of important pharmaceutical products, devices, and supplies. SAMS supports U.S. patients, domestic healthcare security, and U.S. jobs.