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Raúl Grijalva's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Raúl M. Grijalva
Office: U.S. House (AZ) - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Ramona; 3 Children: Adelita, Raquel, Marisa
Birth Date: 02/19/1948
Birth Place: Tucson, AZ
Home City: Tucson, AZ
Religion: Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Veterans and Military Health Care
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: Health Care
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer
July 25, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Sinema Demands Accountability and Protections for VA Whistleblowers
July 18, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Publish Revised Poultry Slaughter Rule, Open New Public Comment Period, Solicit Public Comments
June 30, 2014 Ellison, Grijalva: Employee Health Decisions Should Never Be Made by Corporate Executives
June 25, 2014 Letter to Darren Deering, Chief of Staff VA Health Care System - Bimonthly VA Briefing
June 17, 2014 Letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Make Demographic Data Public for All Clinical Trials
June 11, 2014 Grijalva Praises Tucson VA's Exemplary Service, Calls for Others to Follow Lead
June 5, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Voter Registration via the Affordable Care Act
April 24, 2014 Rep. Grijalva Calls for Full Investigation of Phoenix VA Refusal to Serve Veterans, Immediate Staff Increase to Address Backlog
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 3, 2014 Grijalva Introduces EAT for Health Act to Encourage Focus on Nutrition, Disease Prevention Through Good Diet in Medical Education
April 2, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman, and Peter Visclosky, Ranking Member, of the House Subcommittee on Defense of the Appropriations Committee - Prostate Cancer
March 25, 2014 Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining in America
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
March 13, 2014 Letter to Brian Ronholm, Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Delay Implementing Flawed Salmonella Action Plan
Feb. 21, 2014 Letter to Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Informational Technology, and Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Leverage Meaningful Use Program to Reduce Health Disparities
Jan. 10, 2014 Letter to Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations - Address Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Dec. 9, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Curb Antibiotic Use on the Farm
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to House Speak Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Co-Chairs Patty Murray and Paul Ryan, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee - Protect Social Security and Medicare
Oct. 29, 2013 Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act
Oct. 1, 2013 Celebrating the 14th Annual Community Mental Health Arts Show
Aug. 15, 2013 Grijalva Congratulates Four Arizona Recipients of Affordable Care Act "Navigator' Awards to Help Residents Get Health Coverage
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
May 30, 2013 Letter to Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations - Haitain Cholera Epidemic
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
May 16, 2013 Grijalva Supports Department of Veterans Affairs Decision to Mandate Overtime for Claims Processors in Tucson, Other Benefits Offices
April 17, 2013 Letter to Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr, Subcommittee on Agriculture - Additional Funding for Child Nutrition Programs
Oct. 16, 2012 Letter to King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa
Aug. 13, 2012 Rep. Grijalva Proudly Accepts Endorsement of National Nurses United -- Brings Labor Union Endorsements to 20
July 19, 2012 Proposed Snap Program Cuts
June 27, 2012 Dark Money Donors, Show Yourselves
June 20, 2012 Grijalva Congratulates Somerton's Sunset Community Health Center on $650,000 Grant to Provide Care to Underserved Students
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
May 8, 2012 Grijalva Questions Arizona Legislature's "Obsession With Landing The State in Court" As New Law Defunds Planned Parenthood
May 1, 2012 Grijalva Hails Housing & Urban Development Block Grants to Cocopah Housing Development, Gila River Health Care Corporation
April 20, 2012 Grijalva Hails Federal Decision to Exempt Tribes From Medicaid Cuts, Cover Uncompensated Care, Provide Children Health Coverage
March 21, 2012 Grijalva Highlights Local Affordable Care Act Benefits, Will Speak With AZ Alliance for Retired Americans at Friday Health Care Event
Feb. 8, 2012 American Diabetes Association Endorses Grijalva's Medicaid Enhancement and Emergency Job Creation Act, Praising His "Leadership"
Dec. 8, 2011 Letter to John Boehner, House Speaker, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House
Dec. 7, 2011 Grijalva Bill Would Restore Higher Federal Matching Rate for State Medicaid Programs, Create Jobs, Prevent Arizona Clinic Closures
Nov. 8, 2011 Kucinich, Burton and Young Lead Bipartisan Appeal to Protect Men from Prostate Cancer
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Oct. 28, 2011 Grijalva Calls Final Deal on Arizona Medicaid Funding and Enrollment Cuts "A Self-Inflicted Tragedy in the Making," Calls for Changes
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