By Mary Ellen McIntire 

November 16, 2016


It's unlikely that a medical innovation measure or mental health legislation

will move as standalone bills this year, but the measures could be voted on

as one package, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Wednesday.


The Texas Republican said lawmakers are discussing combining the 21st

Century Cures Act with a mental health care bill into one measure that the

House and Senate could vote on before the end of the year.