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Patrick Leahy's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Date Title
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke
Aug. 24, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration -Account for Any Alternatives to the EpiPen Amid Product Cost Increase
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
July 23, 2016 Two Bills Championed By Leahy Signed Into Law
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
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 Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016--Continued
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
July 13, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Cloture Vote of S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act
July 13, 2016 Senate Wednesday Night Passes Bill Cosponsored By Leahy To Target Opioid And Heroin Abuse
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic
June 27, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On the Supreme Court, Emergency Funding for Zika, and Judicial Nominations
June 21, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary- The CREATES Act: Ending Regulatory Abuse, Protecting Consumers, and Ensuring Drug Price Competition
June 21, 2016 At SJC Hearing On Rising Prescription Drug Prices, Leahy Calls For Congressional Action
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 21, 2016 Hearing of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "The CREATES Act: Ending Regulatory Abuse, Protecting Consumers, and Ensuring Drug Price Competition"
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 16, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
June 14, 2016 Economists Praise Sen. Lee's Drug Cost Reduction Bill
June 14, 2016 Leahy Leads Bipartisan Intro Of Bill To Tackle Rising Rx Drug Prices
June 14, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 7, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Ranking Member's Statement on "Deadly Synthetic Drugs: The Need to Stay Ahead of the Poison Peddlers"
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 19, 2016 Senate Passes Bipartisan Emergency Response Co-Authored By Leahy, For The Emerging Zika Crisis
May 18, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Supplemental Funding to Combat the Zika Virus U.S. Senate Floor
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
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 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
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 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
March 29, 2016 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) To The President's Announcement Of Additional Steps To Address The Opioid And Heroin Addiction Crisis
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 14, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking and Opioid Addiction
March 10, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On Final Passage of S. 524, The Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Of 2016
March 2, 2016 Merkley, Leahy, Tester, Feinstein Introduce GMO Food Labeling Legislation
Feb. 29, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed
Feb. 29, 2016 Leahy: Senate Must Direct More Resources to Combat Opioid & Heroin Addiction
Feb. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf
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 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Executive Business Meeting
Feb. 11, 2016 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Leahy-Backed Comprehensive Legislation to Combat Opioid & Heroin Abuse
Feb. 9, 2016 Comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal, Released Today
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Feb. 4, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Need For More Action To Combat Opioid Addiction
Feb. 3, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy Ranking Member, Judiciary Committee Hearing on "The Need for Transparency in the Asbestos Trusts"
Feb. 2, 2016 Leahy Responds to President's Proposal for More Than $1B to Combat Opioid Abuse and Heroin Addiction
Jan. 28, 2016 Leahy Backs Legislation To Protect Vermont Businesses From Trade Secret Theft
Jan. 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Leahy, Executive Business Meeting
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