WASHINGTON -- A powerful House panel has approved House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's legislation to lower prescription drug prices for seniors and working-age people.
The Ways and Means committee voted Tuesday along party lines, moving the bill closer to floor action.
It fulfills a long-sought Democratic goal of letting Medicare negotiate directly with drugmakers.
A bipartisan bill in the Senate would limit pharmaceutical price hikes, without giving Medicare bargaining power.
The House bill is being named after the late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat who sought to engage Trump on drug prices.