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June 28, 2016 CPSC and IKEA Announce a Recall to Prevent Future Injuries and Deaths from Tip-overs of Malm Dresser Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Paul Ryan, U.S. Speaker of the House - Call for New Round of Talks on Zika to Produce Bipartisan Bill Free of Ideological Poison Pill Riders Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 27, 2016 Durbin Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Whole Woman's Health V. Hellerstedt Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Rep. Bost's VA Accountability Bill Passes House Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Durbin Announces More Than $17 Million for HIV Care & Support in Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Brown, McCain, Schakowsky Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Costs of Life-Saving Drugs Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Capito, Peters and Kirk Introduce the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Durbin Warns of Consequences of Inaction on Emergency Funding for Zika Crisis Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Urging Additional Federal Action to Address Air Pollution Near Ports Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Durbin Introduces Legislation to Prevent Prescription Opioid Addiction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Congressional Tri-Caucus Introduces 2016 Health Equity and Accountability Act Rep. Robin Kelly Unknown
June 16, 2016 Schakowsky Statement on Mental Health Care Bill Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Congressional Tri-Caucus Introduces 2016 Health Equity and Accountability Act Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 Senators Kirk and Cornyn Introduce Veterans Transplant Coverage Act Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 Durbin Announces $2 Million to Protect Cook County Families from Lead Hazards Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 Quigley, Lee, Baldwin Statement on Blood Donor Ban in Light of Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Price, Shimkus, Boustany Respond to CMS's Dismissal of Concerns Regarding the Proposed Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Bost Bill to Clean Up Veterans' Food Services Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Shimkus, Price, Boustany Respond to CMS's Dismissal of Concerns Regarding the Proposed Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Durbin Announces New Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 ICYMI: Shannon Davis Featured in Colon Cancer Prevention Publication Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Durbin: Senate Committee Approves Study of One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication that Costs Patients & Taxpayers Billions Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Casey, Klobuchar, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation Protecting Children From Tipping Furniture Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Heitkamp's Bipartisan Bill to Train Health Workers to Identify, Protect Human Trafficking Victims is Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Democratic Leaders Introduce Resolution to Disband Republicans' Select Panel to Attack Women's Health Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Kirk Meets with McDonald to Discuss Ways to Improve Care at VA Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Durbin Statement on Senate Passage of Toxic Chemical Safety Law Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Murphy and Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Murphy and Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Letter to Jerry Manikoff, Director of the Office for Human Research Protections and the Honorable Janice Schakowsky, Ranking Member of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives - Access to Health Information Under HIPPA Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Kirk Joins Bipartisan Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
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 Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
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 Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
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 Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
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 Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
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 Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
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 Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
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 Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
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 Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
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 Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
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 Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
May 26, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times - Veterans Hospitals Continue Poor Care and Service Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
May 25, 2016 Commentary: Non-Discriminant Killer Needs Unified Response Rep. Darin LaHood Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Quigley Pushes for O'Hare Noise Relief in THUD Appropriations Bill Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Shimkus Leads Landmark Update of Chemical Safety Law Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Schakowsky Statement on Report Showing NFL Attempted to Influence NIH Research on Brain Injuries Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Chemistry Caucus Co-chairs Praise Bipartisan Agreement on the Biggest Overhaul of U.S. Chemistry Safety Laws in 40 Years Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 23, 2016 Duckworth Responds To VA Secretary's Disney Comments Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 23, 2016 Davis Meets with VA Under Secretary Shulkin Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 The Hill - VA Secretary Comes Under Fire for Comparing Wait Times to Disneyland Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
May 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Conduct Study to Determine Amount of Federak Waste From One-Size-Fits-All Drug Vials Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Quigley Visits Brain Tumor Institute at Lurie Cancer Center Rep. Mike Quigley Chicago, IL
May 20, 2016 Letter to Inspector General Levinson - Urging the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General to Conduct Study to Determine Amount of Waste From Single Use Vial Drugs Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Fox News Politics- Vets Pleasing for Cleanup of Black Mold Festering in VA Hospital for Months Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 In Meeting With Secretary McDonald, Duckworth Secures VA's Commitment To Improve Care At Hines Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Zika's Coming: GOP Chooses Politics Over Action Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Congresswomen Schakowsky, Lee, DeGette, Slaughter: "Zika's Coming: GOP Chooses Politics Over Action" Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Rep. Lipinski Helps Pass Legislation to Confront Opioid Abuse Crisis Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of The House of Representatives and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of The House of Representatives -Grijalva, Kirkpatrick Call on Congress to Respond to Zika Threa Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of The House of Representatives and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of The House of Representatives -Grijalva, Kirkpatrick Call on Congress to Respond to Zika Threa Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Bustos Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born with Heroin Addiction Passes the House of Representatives Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 House Passes Foster's Bill to Assess Nationwide Opioid Addiction Treatment Capacity Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Quigley Introduces Resolution Recognizing May as National Brain Tumor Awareness Month Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Durbin: Comprehensive Legislation To Improve Services For Veterans Introduced In Senate Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Rep. Danny K. Davis Offers Resource Guide For Families Impacted By Heroin And Opioid Epidemic Rep. Danny Davis Unknown
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 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency- Air Pollution from National Transportation Systems Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Letter to Chairman Kaye - Klobuchar, Schakowsky, Casey Urge the Consumer Product Safety Commission to Take Action to Prevent Future Injuries and Deaths From Tip-Overs of IKEA Malm Dresser Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 7, 2016 Upton, Pallone, Shimkus, Tonko Comment on Efforts to Update Chemical Safety Laws for the 21st Century Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 Durbin & Blumenthal Statement On FDA Tobacco Regulations Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 Durbin Discusses Initiatives To Address Opioid Crisis With DuPage County Leaders Sen. Richard Durbin Wheaton, IL
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert, NFHS Executive Director Bob Gardner, USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck, and Pop Warner Executive Director Jon Butler - Answers on Youth Sports and Brain Injuries Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
May 2, 2016 Durbin Discusses Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Richard Durbin Carbondale, IL
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Darin LaHood Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Rep. Darin LaHood Partners With Local Initiatives Combating Opioid/Heroin Epidemic, Hosts Round Table Forum in Quincy Rep. Darin LaHood Quincy, IL
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Price, Shimkus, Boustany Lead Bipartisan Letter to Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
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