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Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
July 22, 2016 Whitehouse Applauds Signing of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Into Law
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 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
June 29, 2016 Letter to House and Senate Conferees - Urge Comprehensive Approach in Congressional Opioid Abuse Bill Negotiation
June 23, 2016 Senators Collins, Whitehouse Hold Hearing on Care Models that Relieve Suffering, Respect Patients' Choices in the Face of Serious Illnesses
June 23, 2016 Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Improve Care for Patients with Advanced Illnesses
June 23, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging- "The Right Care at the Right Time: Ensuring Person - Centered Care for Individuals with Serious Illness," Opening Statement
June 22, 2016 Whitehouse Attends Signing of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
June 16, 2016 Whitehouse Calls for Strong Addiction and Recovery Bill
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of commerce- Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 8, 2016 Whitehouse Releases Statement on Passage of Toxic Chemical Reform Bill
May 20, 2016 Whitehouse Promotes Partnerships to Advance Care for Veterans
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration- E-Cigarettes Regulations
May 12, 2016 Whitehouse Releases Statement on Passage of House Opioid Bills
May 11, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services, and The Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- FDA Rule is Critical Step to Protecting Children and Teens from Tobacco Products
May 6, 2016 RI Health Centers Receive Nearly $3 Million to Expand Services
April 28, 2016 Rhode Island Earns Federal Support for Innovative New Program to Improve Care for Elders and Adults with Disabilities
April 20, 2016 Senate Democrats Introduce "True LEADership Act" to Remove Lead from Pipes and Invest More in America's Crumbling Water Infrastructure
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
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 12, 2016 House Passes Hatch-Whitehouse Bill to Prevent Illicit Transfer of Prescription Drugs
April 7, 2016 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection And Abuse Prevention Act
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability
March 18, 2016 Hatch and Whitehouse's Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act Passes Senate
March 17, 2016 Hatch and Whitehouse's Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act Passes Senate
March 16, 2016 Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Help Behavioral Health Care Providers Adopt Electronic Health Records
March 11, 2016 Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication
March 9, 2016 Far-Reaching Addiction Bill Clears Final Procedural Hurdle in Senate
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
Feb. 24, 2016 Whitehouse, Schumer, and Casey Introduce Bill to Protect Children from Lead
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 11, 2016 Judiciary Committee Passes Hatch-Whitehouse Bill to Improve Enforcement and Monitoring of Prescription Drugs
Feb. 11, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Clears Judiciary Committee
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Help Bring Down Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs
Jan. 28, 2016 Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Fight Health Care-Associated Infections
Jan. 27, 2016 Whitehouse Brings Rhode Islander to Testify Before Judiciary Committee on Addiction Crisis
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections
Dec. 18, 2015 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law
Dec. 3, 2015 Delegation Announces $18.2 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Rhode Island
Nov. 18, 2015 House Passes Reform for Regulations Covering New Medical Therapies, Bill Heads to President's Desk
Nov. 2, 2015 Whitehouse: Let's Give States an Incentive to Reduce Inefficient Medicare Spending
Oct. 29, 2015 Trade Act of 2015
Oct. 27, 2015 Senate Passes Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act
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