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Lamar Alexander's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (TN) - Sr, Republican
Date Title
May 17, 2016 Senator Alexander Votes to Help Protect Americans from Zika Outbreak, Spur Vaccines and Tests
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell - BioShield Special Reserve Fund
April 6, 2016 Hearing of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Senate Health Committee Approves Last of 19 Bipartisan Bills, Completing Work on Companion to House-Passed 21st Century Cures Act
March 31, 2016 Alexander, Murray Introduce Bill to Let NIH "Spend More Time on Life-Saving Treatments and Cures"
March 29, 2016 Alexander: Cyber Attack at MedStar Health Shows Need for HHS to Implement Cybersecurity Law "with the Urgency Patients and Hospitals Deserve"
March 17, 2016 Senate Health Committee Leaders Introduce Bill to Help FDA and NIH "Attract Top Talent During This Exciting Time in Science"
March 16, 2016 Senate Health Committee Passes Murphy, Alexander, Murray, Cassidy Legislation to Help Address Mental Health Crisis in America
March 16, 2016 Senate Health Committee Passes Alexander, Murray, Cassidy, Murphy Legislation to Help Address Mental Health Crisis in America
March 9, 2016 Alexander: Biomedical Innovation Would be the Most Important Bill Signed into Law this Year
March 7, 2016 Alexander, Murray, Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Plan to Address Mental Health Crisis in America
Feb. 25, 2016 Alexander: $1.2 Million NIH Award to Vanderbilt is "Good News for Millions Who Will Benefit from Personalized Medicine"
Feb. 24, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Opening Statement of Sen. Lamar Alexander -
Feb. 11, 2016 Alexander Statement on Nomination of King as Education Secretary
Feb. 9, 2016 Senate Health Committee Unanimously Passes Alexander, Murray Legislation to Improve Health Information Technology for Patients, Doctors, Hospitals
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis
Feb. 9, 2016 Senate Health Committee Kicks Off Its Biomedical Innovation Agenda, Passing 7 Bills with Bipartisan Support
Feb. 4, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Take Action on Zika Virus
Feb. 4, 2016 Senate Health Committee to Hold Zika Hearing on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m.
Jan. 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Generic Drug User Fee Amendments: Accelerating Patient Access to Generic Drugs
Jan. 20, 2016 Alexander: Committee Plans to "Move Promptly" to Offer Bipartisan Recommendations to Address America's Mental Health Crisis
Jan. 20, 2016 Alexander, Murray Release Bipartisan Senate Health Committee Staff Draft of Bill to Help Improve Health Information Technology for Doctors & Their Patients
Jan. 20, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Improving the Federal Response to Challenges in Mental Health Care in America
Jan. 19, 2016 Chairman Alexander Announces Committee Schedule for "Step by Step" Consideration of Biomedical Innovation Bills
Jan. 19, 2016 Chairman Alexander Announces Committee Schedule for "Step by Step" Consideration of Biomedical Innovation Bills
Jan. 12, 2016 Senate Health Committee Approves FDA Nominee
Dec. 22, 2015 Alexander Highlights Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Accomplishments for 2015
Dec. 19, 2015 Senate Passes Legislation to Help Prevent Suicide, Help Children Recover from Traumatic Events, Provide Mental Health Awareness for Teachers
Dec. 18, 2015 Senate Passes Legislation to Help Prevent Suicide, Help Children Recover from Traumatic Events, Provide Mental Health Awareness for Teachers
Dec. 8, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Opioid Abuse in America: Facing the Epidemic and Examining Solutions
Dec. 2, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
Dec. 1, 2015 Obamacare
Nov. 19, 2015 Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf
Nov. 18, 2015 Alexander: Committee Approves 2 Bills to "Help Americans Lead Healthier Lives," Continues Record of Results-Oriented Bipartisanship
Nov. 18, 2015 Alexander: Committee Approves 2 Bills to "Help Americans Lead Healthier Lives," Continues Record of Results-Oriented Bipartisanship
Nov. 17, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to serve as FDA Commissioner
Oct. 29, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in America: Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities
Oct. 29, 2015 Alexander: Federal Government Must Make It Easier for States Like Tennessee to Help the Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults with Mental Illness
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule
Oct. 26, 2015 Alexander: America Needs a "Breakthrough" on Medical Devices
Oct. 26, 2015 Alexander: America Needs a "Breakthrough" on Medical Devices
Oct. 22, 2015 Alexander: Senate Passes Bill To Address Tennessee's Tenfold Increase in Infants Born Addicted to Drugs
Oct. 21, 2015 Alexander Commends Health Secretary Burwell for Listening to Knoxville-Area Concerns about Epidemic of Painkiller Abuse
Oct. 6, 2015 Alexander: Rushing Stage 3 Rule of Electronic Health Records Program a "Disservice to More than 500,000 Doctors, Thousands of Hospitals and Millions of Patients"
Oct. 6, 2015 Alexander: Rushing Stage 3 Rule of Electronic Health Records Program a "Disservice to More than 500,000 Doctors, Thousands of Hospitals and Millions of Patients"
Oct. 1, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology
Oct. 1, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology
Sept. 30, 2015 Alexander: Senate Advances Bill That Would Address Tennessee's Tenfold Increase in Infants Born Addicted to Drugs
Sept. 30, 2015 Committee Passes Alexander, Murray Bill to Help Prevent Suicide, Increase Early Identification of Mental Illness
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Adopt Stage Two Modifications for Electronic Health Records Program, Make Rules for Stage Three Final No Sooner Than 2017
Sept. 16, 2015 Alexander Calls for Delay of Making Final Rules for Stage Three of Electronic Health Records Program
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