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

Full Name: Lamar Alexander
Office: U.S. Senate (TN) - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Honey; 4 Children: Andrew, Leslee, Kathryn, William
Birth Date: 07/03/1940
Birth Place: Maryville, TN
Home City: Nashville, TN
Religion: Presbyterian
Date Title
July 16, 2014 Executive Session
July 16, 2014 Alexander on Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision: "Senate Democrats Are Proposing to Carve a Giant Hole Out of America's Religious Freedom"
July 11, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Mishandling of Dangerous Pathogens Calls for Review of Policies and Procedures
June 30, 2014 The Tennessean - Rand Paul, Lamar Alexander Decry Health Reform at Forum
June 30, 2014 Alexander: Hobby Lobby Ruling Makes Clear that "Government Cannot Force Americans to Defy Tenets of Their Faith Simply Because They Own a Business"
June 30, 2014 Alexander on Supreme Court Ruling on Harris v. Quinn
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 24, 2014 Letter to Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Recent Anthrax Exposures
June 16, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Regarding Expanded Access Program
June 11, 2014 Bank on Student Emergency Loan Refinance Act
June 11, 2014 Alexander Votes for New Bipartisan Legislation Giving Veterans Choices, Cutting Wait Times and Travel for VA Medical Care
June 11, 2014 Alexander Votes NO on "Wasting a Week on a Political Stunt While Veterans are Standing in Line at Clinics Waiting for Us to Act"
June 4, 2014 Alexander to Burwell: Republicans Are Ready to Repair Damage Obamacare Has Done
June 4, 2014 Huffington Post - On the Road with 15 Congresswomen Trying to Get Women to Vote
June 4, 2014 Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 3, 2014 Alexander Cosponsors Legislation to Give Veterans Choices for Medical Care and Cut Wait Times
May 30, 2014 Alexander Cosponsors Bill to Hold VA Officials Accountable
May 23, 2014 Letter to Carl Levin, Chairman, and John McCain, Ranking Member, of the Investigation Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Immediate Senate Investigation of Veterans Affairs Scandal
May 23, 2014 Alexander, Senate Committee Direct FDA to Meet With Doctors, Patients, Pharmacists on Compounding Law
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, and John McCain, Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations - Regarding Investigation into Veteran's Healthcare System
May 22, 2014 GOP Senators Welcome Administration's Major Reversal on Electronic Health Records Deadlines
May 16, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of the Department of Commerce - Update on Response to Memphis VA Patient Deaths
May 13, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - "Thorough, Open and Transparent" Veterans Affairs Investigation
May 8, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Hearing on the Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell To Serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services
May 7, 2014 Alexander: Secretary Sebelius's Absence Is "More Than Playing Hooky"
April 10, 2014 Alexander on Resignation of Secretary Sebelius
April 2, 2014 Alexander: Bill to Ensure Tennessee Children Continue to Have Access to Pediatricians Trained at St. Jude Headed to President's Desk
April 1, 2014 Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization
March 25, 2014 Alexander: Obamacare a "Thumb in the Eye to Our Constitution's Protections of Religious Freedom"
March 21, 2014 Alexander on 4th Anniversary of Obamacare: Republicans Were Right Then, and We're Right Today
March 13, 2014 Alexander: FDA "Off to a Fast Start" in Implementing New Law to Clarify Oversight of Compounding Pharmacies
March 12, 2014 Senate Begins Debate on Child Care Bill Co-Authored by Alexander
March 11, 2014 Senators Call on Senate to Pass Bipartisan Reauthorization of Child Care and Development Block Grant to Help American Families Access Safe, Affordable Child Care They Can Count On
Feb. 26, 2014 Harkin, Alexander Co-Host Monthly Lecture Series on Deaf Community and Culture
Feb. 20, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Patient Access to Personal Health Information
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director, Office of Managemnet and Budget - Electronic Labeling Rule
Feb. 5, 2014 GOP Senate, House Lawmaker Inquiry Reveals Weak Administration Oversight of Drug Discount Program for Uninsured, Low-Income Americans
Feb. 4, 2014 Alexander: Surgeon General's Office Shouldn't be "Bully Pulpit" for Obamacare, Gun Control
Jan. 22, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administraation - FDA's Proposed Change to Generic Drug Labeling Policy
Jan. 3, 2014 Alexander: Congress Must Hold FDA Accountable in 2014 to Help Prevent Another Nightmare Like Meningitis Outbreak
Nov. 27, 2013 Alexander Bill to Reduce Premature Births Signed Into Law
Nov. 27, 2013 Alexander Compounding Legislation Signed Into Law to Help "Prevent Another Nightmare for Tennesseans Like Last Year's Terrifying Meningitis Outbreak"
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary - Success of Obamacare Loan Program
Nov. 18, 2013 Senate Health Policy Leaders Hail Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Safety of Compounded Drugs, Track Prescription Drugs; Bill Now Heads to the President's Desk
Nov. 18, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Motion to Proceed
Nov. 18, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act
Nov. 18, 2013 To Help Avoid Repeat of Deadly Meningitis Outbreak, Senate Sends Alexander Compounding Legislation to President
Nov. 15, 2013 Senate Passes Alexander-Bennet Bill to Reduce Premature Births
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - New AIDS Treatment Goal
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