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Maria Cantwell's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (WA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives - Senate Democrats Urge Congress to Return to Fight Zika
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 15, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare-and Medicaid Services - Update Current Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children from Lead Hazards, Prevent Life-Long Health Effects
June 22, 2016 Cantwell Backs Bill to Connect Doctor's Office to Living Room, Increase Access to High Quality Health Care in Rural America
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense- Protect Servicemembers, Civil Servants and their Families in Zika-Affected Areas
May 2, 2016 Letter to Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington, Sharon Nelson, Democratic Leader of the Washington Senate, Frank Chopp, Speaker of the Washington House of Representatives, Mark Schoesler, Majortity Leader of the Washington Senate, and Dan Kristiansen, Minority Leader of the Washington House of Representatives - Cantwell to State Leaders: Healthcare is Out of Reach for Too Many Washingtonians
April 27, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Concerns with Medicare Part B Demo
April 23, 2016 Letter to Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Department of Defense Health Agency - Urges Department of Defense to Make Critical Healthcare Fix for Coast Guard Families in Southwest Washington
April 21, 2016 Murray, Cantwell Support "True LEADership Act" to Remove Lead from Pipes and Invest More in America's Crumbling Water Infrastructure
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 Letter to Dr. Janet Woodcock, M.D. Director, CDER, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Urging FDA to Advance Muscular Dystrophy Therapies
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Feb. 2, 2016 Cantwell Statement on the Coast Guard Doubling Maternity Leave
Dec. 18, 2015 Cantwell Secures Major Reforms in Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill
Dec. 8, 2015 Cantwell Introduces Bill to Improve Medicare Coverage for People Living with Lymphedema
Nov. 3, 2015 Cantwell and Colleagues Call for Swift Action to Improve Columbia River Treaty Tribal Housing Conditions
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Correct Improper Implementation of Helms Amendment, Reduce Barriers to Safe Abortion for Women and Girls in Conflict-Affected Regions
Sept. 30, 2015 Cantwell Applauds Administration's Work on Health Care Delivery System Reform, Urges Secretary Burwell to Build on Washington State's Success
June 6, 2015 The Peninsula Daily News - Sen. Maria Cantwell Hears about '96-Hour' Rule for Critical-Access Hospitals as She Tours Port Townsend Hospital
May 26, 2015 Senators Introduce Bill to Improve Medical Payment Models for Rural Health Care Organizations
May 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Updated Guidance to Pregnant Women on Seafood Consumption
April 16, 2015 President Signs Permanent "Doc-Fix' Bill that Incorporates Cantwell-authored Reform
April 14, 2015 Senate Passes Permanent "Doc-Fix' that Incorporates Cantwell-Authored Reform
March 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
March 23, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers
March 11, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Access to Emergency Contraception for Native American Women
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals
Nov. 17, 2014 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Combating Women's Heart Disease
Nov. 17, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Combating Women's Heart Disease
Nov. 17, 2014 Letter to Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Combating Women's Heart Disease
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies
Sept. 25, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Veterans Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as Result of Military Sexual Violence
July 16, 2014 Executive Session
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
May 28, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Regarding Lung Cancer Screenings
March 31, 2014 Minimum Wage Fairness Act - Motion to Proceed
March 4, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration - Approve Treatments for Rare Diseases
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Tribes
Nov. 19, 2013 Letter to Senator Pat Murray and Peter Sessions - Calling for Protection of Critical Medical Research Support
Nov. 15, 2013 Letter to Senators Jeff Sessions and Patty Murray - Funding for Medical Research
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
June 12, 2013 Indian Affairs Committee Examines Re-Nomination of Indian Health Service Director
April 18, 2013 Cantwell Announces Federal Basic Health Plan Timeline
April 17, 2013 Cantwell Questions Health Secretary on Cuts to Physician Training, Sequestration Impacts on Innovative Research
Feb. 14, 2013 Cantwell Demands Health Officials Explain Slow-Walking of Basic Health Plan Implementation
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