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Kevin O'Reilly
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Author: Kevin O'Reilly

Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

(617) 286-4658

Started on staff: 2018
B.S., B.A., cum laude, University of San Diego

Kevin helps run U.S. PIRG's Right to Repair campaign. He got his start as a Change Corps organizer, where he worked with Mighty Earth to call on Bridgestone to stop deforestation and human exploitation for natural rubber. He also led an effort to get a majority of both houses of the Massachusetts state Legislature to co-sponsor the 100% Renewable Energy Act. Kevin lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he enjoys reading, running and rooting for his Oakland A's from afar.

Along with leaders from health networks with a combined 253 hospitals, 11 independent service organizations and three biomedical professional societies, U.S. PIRG was able to help stall a manufacturer-backed amendment to the Medical Device User Fees Amendment (MDUFA), a must-pass piece of legislation, on Wednesday. The bill, H.R. 7253 introduced by Rep. Scott Peters (CA), would have instituted a broad definition of "remanufacturing" that could regulate some hospital biomedical depts and independent service organizations (ISOs) out of existence, harming patient safety and healthcare costs in the process.

House Energy & Commerce Chair Frank Pallone explains that changing the definition of remanufacturing is too controversial to include in a consensus bill.

Kevin O'Reilly
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Author: Kevin O'Reilly

Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

(617) 286-4658

Started on staff: 2018
B.S., B.A., cum laude, University of San Diego

Kevin helps run U.S. PIRG's Right to Repair campaign. He got his start as a Change Corps organizer, where he worked with Mighty Earth to call on Bridgestone to stop deforestation and human exploitation for natural rubber. He also led an effort to get a majority of both houses of the Massachusetts state Legislature to co-sponsor the 100% Renewable Energy Act. Kevin lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he enjoys reading, running and rooting for his Oakland A's from afar.