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

Office: U.S. Senate (TN) - Sr, Republican
Date Title
July 25, 2016 Alexander: New Law Gives Tennessee Boost on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic
July 14, 2016 Warren, Capito, Alexander, Bennet, Clark, Stivers Applaud Incorporation of Reducing Unused Medications Act in Final Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation
July 14, 2016 Senate GOP Labor Committee Leaders Introduce Resolutions to Block Administration Attack on Bipartisan Workplace Wellness Programs
July 13, 2016 Thune Leads Senate REBOOT Members in Introducing Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use Program
July 11, 2016 Alexander: "Senate Should Finish Its Work on 21st Century Cures in September"
July 7, 2016 House-Senate Opioid Conference Report Finalized
July 7, 2016 Alexander: NIH Announcement Puts Vanderbilt "Front and Center in President's Precision Medicine Initiative"
July 7, 2016 Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Announces the Implementation of His Bill H.R. 4499, the Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act
July 6, 2016 Johnson, Mooney and Alexander Praise Administration Plan to Remove Pain Management Measures from Medicare Payment Calculations
July 6, 2016 Alexander Urges Senate, House, and White House to Support Opioid Conference Report, Provide "Substantial Boost to Those Fighting on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic"
July 6, 2016 Alexander: Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots
July 6, 2016 Alexander: Obama Administration Takes "East Tennessee Common Sense Advice," Will Remove Pain Management Questions from Medicare Payment Calculations
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic
June 29, 2016 Alexander: New FDA Cancer Center Brings "Exactly the Kind of Coordination Necessary" to Get More Individualized Treatments and Cures to Patients
June 28, 2016 Alexander: No Excuse for Democrats' Partisan Blocking of Funds for Zika Virus and Veterans
June 23, 2016 Alexander: Tennessean's Miraculous Eyesight Recovery Underscores Need for Congress to Pass 21st Century Cures Now
June 22, 2016 Alexander: Congress Needs to Enact Reforms to Ensure Seniors Can Count on Medicare to Pay Their Hospital Bills
June 15, 2016 The Hill: Passing 'Cures' Bill Means Better Health Possible for Virtually Every American
June 15, 2016 THe Hill - Passing 'Cures' Bill Means Better Health Possible for Virtually Every American
June 15, 2016 Burr, Alexander: Government Watchdog Finds FDA Lacks Plan to Keep Pace with Science, Efficiently Review Life-Saving Medical Products
June 9, 2016 Alexander Statement on Inspector General Alert that FDA's Slow Food Recall Process Puts Americans at Risk
May 19, 2016 Alexander Votes to Support Transportation Infrastructure, Fund Veterans' Programs and Military Construction, Help Combat Zika Virus
May 19, 2016 Alexander Votes to Support Tennessee Farmers and Protect Public Health
May 17, 2016 Senator Alexander Votes to Help Protect Americans from Zika Outbreak, Spur Vaccines and Tests
May 17, 2016 Senator Alexander Votes to Help Protect Americans from Zika Outbreak, Spur Vaccines and Tests
May 16, 2016 Alexander: EEOC Workplace "Wellness" Rules Will Make it Harder for Employees to Choose Healthy Lifestyles and Save Money
May 4, 2016 Alexander: Senate Bill to Spur Treatments, Cures for Patients Would Be "Most Important Legislation This Year"
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell - BioShield Special Reserve Fund
April 21, 2016 Alexander Cosponsors Bill to Ensure Tennessee Hospitals are Paid Fairly for Services
April 19, 2016 President Signs Senate Health Committee-Passed Legislation to Spur Treatments and Cures for Zika
April 12, 2016 Senate Health Committee-Passed Legislation to Spur Treatments and Cures for Zika Heads to President's Desk
April 6, 2016 Senate Health Committee Approves Last of 19 Bipartisan Bills, Completing Work on Companion to House-Passed 21st Century Cures Act
April 1, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary, US Department of Labor- Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
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 Alexander, Murray, Cassidy, Murphy Legislation to Help Address Mental Health Crisis in America
March 16, 2016 Senate Health Committee Passes Murphy, Alexander, Murray, Cassidy 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. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf
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.
Feb. 4, 2016 Generic Drug User Fee Amendments: Accelerating Patient Access to Generic Drugs
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