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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 Rep. Earl Blumenauer Newark, NJ
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Newark, NJ
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Merkley, Burr Introduce Bipartisan Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016 Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
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 Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Ensuring Successful Implementation of Physician Payment Reforms- Wyden Opening Statement Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance: Examining the Stark Law: Current Issues and Opportunities - Wyden Opening Statement Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Black, Blumenauer Introduce the Access to Better Care Act of 2016 Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Wyden Disappointed in Multi-Million Dollar Windfall for Drug Makers Instead of Care for Pregnant Women in Opioid Conference Report Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 1, 2016 Letter to Dr. Victoj J. Dzau, M.D., President, National Academy of Medicine- Concerns Regarding National Academy Committee Ties to Opioid Manufacturers Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Wyden Statement at Finance Committee Hearing on Medicare Part B Drug Demonstration Project Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Daines Leads Bicameral Group of Members Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Medical Marijuana Provision in Funding Bill Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Daines Leads Bicameral Group of Members Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Medical Marijuana Provision in Funding Bill Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Daines Leads Bicameral Group of Members Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Medical Marijuana Provision in Funding Bill Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Pallone & Wyden Ask CMS for Information on Lead Screening Practices Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Slyvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services- Request for Details on IPRCC Members' Conflicts of Interest with Pharmaceutical Opioid Manufacturers Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration- Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Rep. Stewart Leads Bi-partisan Effort, Urging FDA to Allow for Office-Use Drug Compounding in Pharmacies Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration- Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Wyden Statement on the Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Blumenauer, Roe Introduce Legislation to Strengthen End-of-Life Care Rep. Earl Blumenauer 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. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 House, Senate Bills Aim To Remove Barriers To Marijuana Research Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 17, 2016 Blumenauer, Young Introduce Patient-centric Legislation to Expand Coordinated Care Delivery Rep. Earl Blumenauer Unknown
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. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Wyden Statement at Brookings Institution on Chronic Care and Updating the Medicare Guarantee Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Greg Walden supports major mental health reform plan as it is unanimously approved by House committee Rep. Greg Walden Unknown
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of commerce- Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Hatch, Wyden and Burr Highlight GAO Work on Medicare Audit and Appeals Process Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 The Washington Post - Sweeping Overhaul of Nation's Chemical-Safety Laws Clears Final Legislative Hurdle Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
June 7, 2016 Senate Passes Landmark, Merkley-Backed Bill to Reform Toxic Chemical Safety in the U.S. Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Bonamici: Lead-Contaminated Water at Some Portland Public Schools Eroded Trust Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Kilne, Chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Honorable Robert C. Scott, Ranking Member on the Committee on Education and the Workforce - Lead-Contaminated Water at Some Portland Public Schools Eroded Trust Rep. Suzanne Bonamici 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. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Willamette Week - Sen. Jeff Merkley Explains Why U.S. Needs New Regulation of Toxic Substances Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
June 1, 2016 Merkley Announces New Suicide Hotline for Veterans Sen. Jeffery Merkley Medford, OR
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. Peter DeFazio 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. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
May 31, 2016 Wyden Commends Energy Department Office of Inspector General Review of Hanford Vapor Exposures Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter to President Obama on Marijuana Policy Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConell - Act on Central States Pension Crisis Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative- Clarify Position on Compulsory Licensing for Generic Medicines in Colombia Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 V-A to Voluntarily Implement Bipartisan Provision to Enhance V-A Medical Care Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Telehealth Working Group Statement on Inclusion of Telehealth Provisions in MACRA QPP Proposal Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Letter to Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner and Border Patrol - Concerns on the Dangers of Powerful Opioid Fentanyl Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Merkley, Mikulski and Manchin Push For More Action on Opioid Abuse in Senate Spending Bill Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Dept. of Labor - Call for Action to Improve Health Data Transparency Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 DeFazio Blasts Republicans for Using Zika Crisis to Gut Clean Water Act Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Suzanne Bonamici 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. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act Rep. Peter DeFazio Unknown
May 12, 2016 Wyden and Murray Statement on House GOP Suit on ACA Cost-Sharing Subsidies Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency- Air Pollution from National Transportation Systems Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
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. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Put a Cap on It: (Out of Control Drug Prices) Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
May 5, 2016 Merkley Applauds Finalization of FDA Tobacco Rule, Urges Swift Further Action on Candy and Fruit-Flavored E-cigarettes Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Wyden Cheers Decision to Regulate E-Cigarettes as a Tobacco Product Sen. Ron Wyden 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. Earl Blumenauer 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. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Greg Walden Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Sen. Markey, Reps. Grijalva and DeFazio Release New GAO Report on Municipal Freshwater Scarcity Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Finance Committee - Wyden Statement on Mental Health Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
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 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
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 Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
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 Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Wyden Proposes Cap on Prescription Drug Costs Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Concerns with Medicare Part B Demo Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Blumenauer on UN Special Session on Drug Policy: We Need a More Just and Compassionate Approach Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Senate Democrats Introduce "True LEADership Act" to Remove Lead from Pipes and Invest More in America's Crumbling Water Infrastructure Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Merkley Denounces Lack of Action on E-cigarette Rules Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
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 Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Democrats Introduce Legislation To Help Communities Fund Clean Water Infrastructure Projects Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
April 1, 2016 Greg Walden Backs Effort to Maintain Life-Saving Emergency Medical Services for Patients Rep. Greg Walden Medford, OR
March 21, 2016 Bonamici Applauds House Update to Older Americans Act Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on DEpartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - End the Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
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