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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 Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Request Update on DEA Efforts to Monitor Controlled Substances Prescribers Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
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 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2016 Whitehouse Helps Launch Partnership for Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
Aug. 2, 2016 RI to Receive $200K to Fight Zika Virus Sen. John Reed Warwick, RI
Aug. 2, 2016 RI to Receive $200K to Fight Zika Virus Rep. James Langevin Warwick, RI
Aug. 2, 2016 RI to Receive $200K to Fight Zika Virus Rep. David Cicilline Warwick, RI
Aug. 2, 2016 RI to Receive $200K to Fight Zika Virus Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Warwick, RI
July 22, 2016 Whitehouse Applauds Signing of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Into Law Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
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. John Reed Newark, NJ
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 Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
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. John Reed Washington, DC
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. Sheldon Whitehouse 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. John Reed 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. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Letter to House and Senate Conferees - Urge Comprehensive Approach in Congressional Opioid Abuse Bill Negotiation Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging- "The Right Care at the Right Time: Ensuring Person - Centered Care for Individuals with Serious Illness," Opening Statement Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Senators Collins, Whitehouse Hold Hearing on Care Models that Relieve Suffering, Respect Patients' Choices in the Face of Serious Illnesses Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Improve Care for Patients with Advanced Illnesses Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Whitehouse Attends Signing of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to Senate and House Conferees - Murphy Renews Push For Full Emergency Zika Funding As Florida Surpasses 200 Cases Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to Senate and House Conferees - Murphy Renews Push For Full Emergency Zika Funding As Florida Surpasses 200 Cases Rep. David Cicilline 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. John Reed 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. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Whitehouse Calls for Strong Addiction and Recovery Bill Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
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. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 U.S. Senate Advances Measure to Boost Funding for Medical Research, Public Libraries, and Opioid Abuse Prevention Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Congress Sends Reed-backed Toxic Chemical Safety Reform Bill to President Obama Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Whitehouse Releases Statement on Passage of Toxic Chemical Reform Bill Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Tsca Modernization Act of 2015 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 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. John Reed 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. James Langevin 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. David Cicilline Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Whitehouse Promotes Partnerships to Advance Care for Veterans Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Head Start Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Reed Helps Advance $1.1 Billion to Combat Zika, Says More Funds Needed Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. James Langevin 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. John Reed 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. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Whitehouse Releases Statement on Passage of House Opioid Bills Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 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. John Reed 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. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 RI Health Centers Receive Nearly $3 Million to Expand Services Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
May 6, 2016 RI Health Centers Receive Nearly $3 Million to Expand Services Rep. David Cicilline Providence, RI
May 6, 2016 RI Health Centers Receive Nearly $3 Million to Expand Services Rep. James Langevin Providence, RI
May 6, 2016 RI Health Centers Receive Nearly $3 Million to Expand Services Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. James Langevin 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. David Cicilline Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Reed Meets with Federal & RI Health Leaders for Zika Preparedness Summit Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
April 28, 2016 Rhode Island Earns Federal Support for Innovative New Program to Improve Care for Elders and Adults with Disabilities Rep. James Langevin Cranston, RI
April 28, 2016 Rhode Island Earns Federal Support for Innovative New Program to Improve Care for Elders and Adults with Disabilities Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Cranston, RI
April 28, 2016 Rhode Island Earns Federal Support for Innovative New Program to Improve Care for Elders and Adults with Disabilities Rep. David Cicilline Cranston, RI
April 28, 2016 Rhode Island Earns Federal Support for Innovative New Program to Improve Care for Elders and Adults with Disabilities Sen. John Reed Cranston, RI
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials Sen. John Reed 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. John Reed 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. John Reed 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. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Reed 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. Sheldon Whitehouse 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. Sheldon Whitehouse 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. John Reed 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. John Reed Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 House Passes Hatch-Whitehouse Bill to Prevent Illicit Transfer of Prescription Drugs Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Franken, Casey Introduce Elder Protection And Abuse Prevention Act Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
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 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Culberson, Chairman and The Honorable Mike Honda, Acting Ranking Member, Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee - Alzheimer's Programs Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority AIDS Initiative Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Hatch and Whitehouse's Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act Passes Senate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Hatch and Whitehouse's Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act Passes Senate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 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. John Reed Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Help Behavioral Health Care Providers Adopt Electronic Health Records Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, D.C.
March 10, 2016 Collins, Reed Introduce Bill to Improve Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Formula Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Reed Supports Senate Passage of Anti-Heroin Bill Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
March 9, 2016 Far-Reaching Addiction Bill Clears Final Procedural Hurdle in Senate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Charlie Dent and the Hon. Sanford Bishop, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Committee - Veteran's Suicide Hotline Staffing Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2016 Reed Helps Bridge Partisan Divide to Aid Flint & Aging State Water Systems Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - Call to Strengthen Lead Exposure Standard in Public Housing Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Whitehouse, Schumer, and Casey Introduce Bill to Protect Children from Lead Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
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 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
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 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Reed Questions Federal Health Officials on Zika Preparedness & Response Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
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