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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
July 26, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Underscores Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Fight Against Addiction
July 19, 2016 At Adult Day Center, King Announces Support for Tax Credit for Family Caregivers
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate- As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Important Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate- Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
July 7, 2016 King Announces $200,000 Federal Grant for Pines Health Services in Aroostook County
July 7, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $2.8 Million for Opportunity Alliance Head Start Programs
July 7, 2016 King Legislation to Fight Zika Virus Picks Up Major Endorsement
July 6, 2016 Letter to Margaret Chan, M.D., Director-General of the World Health Organization - Senate Effort to Press World Health Organization to Address Spread of Yellow Fever
July 6, 2016 King, Crapo Reintroduce Bill to Better Capture Long-Term Cost-Savings of Preventive Care
July 6, 2016 King, Crapo Reintroduce Bill to Better Capture Long-Term Cost-Savings of Preventive Care
July 6, 2016 Maine Receives Nearly $200,000 to Combat Spread of Zika Virus
June 28, 2016 King, Cassidy Introduce Bill to Protect Disaster Relief Volunteers
June 9, 2016 King, Nelson, Burr Introduce Bill to Fight Spread of Zika Virus
May 27, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Legislation to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids
May 24, 2016 King, Manchin Introduce Legislation to Expand Treatment for Opioid and Heroin Addiction
May 24, 2016 Baldwin, Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
May 24, 2016 Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp, Baldwin Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
May 24, 2016 Senators Urge Action on Delayed V-A Medical Leases
May 23, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Action On Delayed VA Medical Leases
May 20, 2016 Senators Collins, Heitkamp's Legislation to Improve Mental Health Resources for Rural Veterans Unanimously Approved by Senate
May 20, 2016 Veterans Affairs, Cary Medical Center Sign Provider Agreement to Preserve Access to Care for ARCH Veterans in Northern Maine
May 19, 2016 Senate Passes Veterans, Military Construction, Housing and Transportation Spending Legislation
May 17, 2016 King Renews Call for Emergency Funding to Combat Opioid and Heroin Addiction
May 12, 2016 House Passes Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs
May 4, 2016 Brown Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Who Have Been Exposed to Opioids
April 29, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs
April 29, 2016 King Emphasizes Collaboration in Fight Against Opioid Addiction at Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Annual Meeting
April 29, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2016 Drug Take-Back Day
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials
April 22, 2016 Fighting to Preserve ARCH, Improve Choice Program for Maine Veterans
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
April 15, 2016 At Maine Pain Symposium, King Announces Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care
April 15, 2016 Letter to Dr. Janet Woodcock, M.D. Director, CDER, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Urging FDA to Advance Muscular Dystrophy Therapies
April 14, 2016 King Applauds Senate Committee Approval of ARCH Extension
April 14, 2016 Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill To Strengthen Federal Support For Medicaid Expansion
April 13, 2016 King Introduces Bill Ensuring Equal Federal Funding for States Choosing to Expand Medicaid
April 13, 2016 Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Encourage States to Expand Medicaid
April 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury - Urging Treasury Department to Fix Deeply Flawed Rule Requiring Mainers With Disabilities to Repay Health Insurance Subsidies
March 28, 2016 At Paris Town Hall, King Convenes Opioid Roundtable Focused on Family Members of Those Fighting Addiction
March 25, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Veterans' Affairs Committee to Extend ARCH Program
March 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Comittee and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Increased Funding for Mosquito-Control Programs to Fight Spread of Zika
March 11, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Over $1.2 Million to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic in Maine
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication
March 3, 2016 King Announces More than $5 million to Support Health Centers in Rural Maine
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
Feb. 29, 2016 King, Durbin Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment
Feb. 22, 2016 To Combat Opioid Epidemic, King, Colleagues Urge FDA to Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids
Feb. 12, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Announces Bill to Raise Arbitrary Federal Cap Stifling Treatment for People Recovering from Drug Abuse
Feb. 9, 2016 King Calls on Top Intelligence Community Officials to Help Cut Off Flow of Heroin Entering United States
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