Support for ADAPT Act Grows

On June 3, Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL) and Gene Green (D-TX) introduced the Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment (ADAPT) Act as a stand-alone bill in the U.S. House. The legislation is designed to promote the development of much-needed antibiotics, and it mirrors similar ADAPT provisions that were included in the 21st Century Cures Act, a wide-ranging health care bill approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on May 21.

ADAPT—along with companion legislation in the Senate, the Promise for Antibiotics and Therapeutics for Health (PATH) Act —will establish a streamlined approval pathway to help bring new antibiotics to patients with highly resistant bacterial infections that are serious or life-threatening. 

Since its introduction, a range of diverse stakeholders has expressed support for this bipartisan legislation. 

Quick View

Pew Letters of Support

Spotlight on Mental Health

Composite image of modern city network communication concept

Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

Sign up for our four-week email course on Broadband Basics

Quick View

How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

Pills illustration
Pills illustration

What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

Sign up for our four-week email series The Race Against Resistance.

Quick View

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.

Explore Pew’s new and improved
Fiscal 50 interactive

Your state's stats are more accessible than ever with our new and improved Fiscal 50 interactive:

  • Maps, trends, and customizable charts
  • 50-state rankings
  • Analysis of what it all means
  • Shareable graphics and downloadable data
  • Proven fiscal policy strategies


Welcome to the new Fiscal 50

Key changes include:

  • State pages that help you keep track of trends in your home state and provide national and regional context.
  • Interactive indicator pages with highly customizable and shareable data visualizations.
  • A Budget Threads feature that offers Pew’s read on the latest state fiscal news.

Learn more about the new and improved Fiscal 50.