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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 7, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration
Nov. 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Harold Rogers - Prioritize Funding for National Institutes of Health
Oct. 12, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Address the Rising Prices of Prescription Drugs
Oct. 6, 2016 Ways and Means, Energy & Commerce Leaders Release GAO Report on Skilled Nursing Facilities
Oct. 3, 2016 McDermott Introduces the Medigap Consumer Protection Act of 2016
Sept. 28, 2016 The Medigap Consumer Protection Act of 2016
Sept. 21, 2016 House Democratic Health Leaders Introduce Bill to Improve Medicare Benefits and Update Enrollment Process
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Affirming Rights of Contraceptive Coverage for Women in Zubik v. Burwell
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security - Call for Temporary Protected Status for People From Nations Stricken by Ebola
Sept. 14, 2016 Hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. McDermott, Hearing on Technology and Innovation in Health Care
Sept. 6, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Regarding MACRA
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Yuval Steinitz, Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Defense - Commendment on Announcement on Gaza Energy Supply and Supports Long-term Approach to Address Water Crisis
July 6, 2016 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016
July 6, 2016 Restoring Access to Medication and Improving Health Savings Act of 2016
July 5, 2016 Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016
June 8, 2016 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. McDermott, Hearing on Medicare Legislation
June 7, 2016 Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016
June 7, 2016 The Medicare Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2016
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives - Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban
May 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Clarify Position on Compulsory Licensing for Generic Medicines in Colombia
May 17, 2016 Zika Vector Control Act
May 17, 2016 The Medicare Beneficiary Enrollment Improvement Act
May 17, 2016 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. McDermott, Hearing on Health-Tax Legislation
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
May 11, 2016 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. McDermott, Hearing on MACRA Implementation
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 28, 2016 Congresswoman Speier Introduces Bill to Prevent Wasteful and Harmful Medicare Spending
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Marsha Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives - Panel Concerns
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Improve Mental & Behavioral Health Data Transparency
March 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority AIDS Initiative
March 16, 2016 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. McDermott, Hearing on Preserving and Strengthening Medicare
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Help Protect Seniors and Their Health Care Choices
Feb. 25, 2016 Care for the Mentally Ill
Feb. 25, 2016 McDermott Introduces the Medicaid Physician Self-Referral Act of 2015
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to House & Senate Leadership - Request to Fund Contraceptive Care to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak
Feb. 23, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Swift FDA Action to Reduce Birth Defects in the Hispanic Community
Jan. 6, 2016 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
Dec. 1, 2015 McDermott Commemorates World AIDS Day 2015
Nov. 19, 2015 McDermott, Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Discuss Mental Health on C-SPAN Book TV
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Refusing to Vote For Any Budget Deal That Cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security Benefits
Oct. 23, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
Oct. 20, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Democrats Urge CMS to Finalize Advance Care Planning Codes
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter to Administrator Slavitt - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to Protect Nursing-Home Residents from Forced Arbitration
Aug. 4, 2015 Letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx, Global AIDS Coordinator - Evidence-Based HIV Prevention
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Helms Amendment and Women's Health
July 30, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Ozone Rule
July 28, 2015 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee - Rural Health Disparities
July 24, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Protect Anti-Tobacco Public Health Measures in TPP Negotiations
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