Mr. President, I come before you today to ask that my colleagues support this very important amendment with Senator Sanders. I will match his passion with numbers. The price of insulin, as our colleagues know, has tripled in the last decade. The antibiotic doxycycline went from $20 a bottle to nearly $2,000 a bottle in 6 months. Naloxone, the drug used to help with overdose, went from $695 to $4,500 today. We cannot sit here and do nothing.
We have an opportunity for those who believe in the free market to allow competition. Competition from the safe country of Canada, our neighbors to the north. In Minnesota, we can see Canada from our porch, and we want to see that competion come in and save our constituents money.