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Tim Kaine's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (VA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Kaine Joins Bipartisan Group Of Senators In Urging Greater Focus On Access To Care, Reducing High Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Patients With Chronic Diseases
June 8, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State of the U.S. Department of State, and the Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense of the U.S. Department of Defense - Warner, Kaine Urge Pentagon and State Dept. to Protect Servicemembers & Americans Abroad from Zika
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 26, 2016 Kaine Examines Links Between Mexican Drug Cartels and the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
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 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 19, 2016 Warner, Kaine Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Appropriations Legislation
May 17, 2016 Warner & Kaine Vote to Advance Emergency Zika Virus Funding
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Kaine Urges FDA To Approve Mandatory Prescriber Training On Opioids
April 27, 2016 Kaine Introduces Williamsburg Resident Affected By Sudden Price Hikes In Rx Drug At Committee Hearing
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 22, 2016 Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill to Aid Rural Virginia Hospitals
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 14, 2016 Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill To Strengthen Federal Support For Medicaid Expansion
April 13, 2016 Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Encourage States to Expand Medicaid
April 5, 2016 Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $7.4 Million In Head Start & Health Care Funding For Virginia
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis
Feb. 8, 2016 Issue Position: Veterans
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Release Delayed Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Dec. 17, 2015 Letter to Administrator Slavitt - Call for Efforts to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
Nov. 5, 2015 Kaine Introduces Bill To Help Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths
Nov. 5, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Eric Fanning, Acting Under Secretary of the Army, and General Mark Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff - Investigation Into Wrongful Discharge Of Servicemembers With Mental Health Disorders
Oct. 21, 2015 Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $1 Million In Funding For Behavioral Health Clinics In Virginia
Oct. 16, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and The Honorable Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation Of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 15, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Full Implementation of Mental Health Parity Law
Oct. 7, 2015 Mikulski Leads Cardin, Warner, Kaine in Praising Committee Passage of New Legislation to Improve Metro Safety
Sept. 30, 2015 Manchin, Warner, Kaine Introduce Sweeping Reforms to Black Lung Benefits Program
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA Review of Decision to Prescribe OxyContin to Children
Sept. 16, 2015 Support Grows for Permanent Extension of James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs as One Hundred 9/11 First Responders & Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart
Aug. 3, 2015 Toomey Introduces Legislation To Save Lives And Reduce Health Care Costs
July 29, 2015 Ahead Of 50th Anniversary Of Medicare And Medicaid, Kaine & Brown Lead Colleagues In Urging States To Expand Medicaid
June 26, 2015 During National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, Kaine Sponsors Bill For Expanded Access To Care Planning Resources
June 25, 2015 Kaine Statement on King v. Burwell Ruling
June 25, 2015 Tillis, Carper Introduce Legislation to Assist Victims Receiving Eugenics Compensation Payments
June 24, 2015 Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
May 27, 2015 Kaine Continues Four-Day Swing Through Virginia In Hampton Roads
May 7, 2015 Udall, Vitter Announce 14 New Bipartisan Cosponsors for Chemical Safety Reform
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 8, 2015 Blumenthal, Senators Urge Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
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 Boxer, Davis, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Provide an Independent Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Assault on Every Campus
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program
Feb. 3, 2015 Kaine Statement On Passage Of Veterans Suicide Prevention Legislation
Jan. 13, 2015 Kaine Meets With VA Secretary McDonald To Discuss Issues Facing Virginia Veterans
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic
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