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Dec. 24, 2016 President Signs Reed-backed Bill to Improve Access to Bone Marrow & Cord Blood Treatments and Transplants Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Whitehouse Releases Statement on Passage of House Opioid Bills Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
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 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 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. John Reed 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 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials 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 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 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 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 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 18, 2016 Hatch and Whitehouse's Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act Passes Senate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 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 Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Rep. James Langevin 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 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. David Cicilline 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 Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Reed Supports Senate Passage of Anti-Heroin Bill Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
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 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, D.C.
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. 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 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 Reed, Collins Issue Bipartisan 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 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. 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. 11, 2016 Judiciary Committee Passes Hatch-Whitehouse Bill to Improve Enforcement and Monitoring of Prescription Drugs Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Clears Judiciary Committee Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Reed Questions Federal Health Officials on Zika Preparedness & Response Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluate Risks of Powerful Herbicide Before Reapproved Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Langevin and Harper Praise Committee Passage of Kirk Bill to Improve NIH Research Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis Sen. John Reed Unknown
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus Sen. John Reed Washington D.C.
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington D.C.
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Help Bring Down Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Combat Spread of Zika Virus Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Help Bring Down Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2016 Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Fight Health Care-Associated Infections Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Whitehouse Brings Rhode Islander to Testify Before Judiciary Committee on Addiction Crisis Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington D.C.
Jan. 7, 2016 Reed Seeks to Extend Mental Health First Aid Training in RI & Nationwide Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 31, 2015 Increased Funding for Alzheimer's Research in Federal Spending Bill Will Benefit Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline Pawtucket, RI
Dec. 26, 2015 Reed Increases Federal Resources to Confront Heroin Crisis & Overcome Barriers to Treatment and Recovery Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
Dec. 18, 2015 Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Hails Senate Passage of Historic Chemical Safety Law Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - To Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid-Nicotine Retailers' Advertising Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 167 Liquid Nicotine Retailers - Marketing Flavored Liquid-Nicotine Using Recognizable Brand Names Sen. John Reed Unknown
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to 25 Candy, Cereal, Food and Drink Companies - Liquid-Nicotine Retailers Using Trademarked Brand Names Sen. John Reed Unknown
Dec. 17, 2015 Cord Blood and Bone Marrow Bill Co-Sponsors Applaud House Passage, Urge President to Sign Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Delegation Announces $18.2 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Rhode Island Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Delegation Announces $18.2 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Delegation Announces $18.2 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Delegation Announces $18.2 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Rhode Island Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Epilepsy Awareness Month Remarks Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 House Passes Reform for Regulations Covering New Medical Therapies, Bill Heads to President's Desk Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2015 Whitehouse: Let's Give States an Incentive to Reduce Inefficient Medicare Spending Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Was
Oct. 29, 2015 Trade Act of 2015 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Refusing to Vote For Any Budget Deal That Cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security Benefits Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Senate Passes Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Concerning Tobacco Product Regulation Sen. John Reed Washington D.C.
Oct. 20, 2015 Reed Announces $1 Million to Hire Providers & Expand Health Care Access at Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
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 Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
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 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 15, 2015 New $2 Million Federal Grant to Fund Major Lyme Disease Prevention Study in RI Sen. John Reed Cranston, RI
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 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
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 Sen. John Reed Unknown
Oct. 14, 2015 RIC Wins Major Federal Grant to Help Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Break Through Barriers to Higher Education Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter to Administrator Slavitt - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to Protect Nursing-Home Residents from Forced Arbitration Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretay of the Health and Human Services - Releasing LIHEAP Funds Without Delay and At As High a Level As Possible. Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Sens. Whitehouse and Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Transparency and Performance of Health IT Systems Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Reed & Blunt Propose Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen and Expand the Health Care Workforce Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Reed & Whitehouse Back Effort to Increase Legal Smoking Age to 21 Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cuts to Medicare Payments for Colorectal Cancer Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Women's Public Health and Safety Act Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to The Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget and The Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services - Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rep. James Langevin Unknown
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Reed, RI Department of Health, Community Partners Team Up for SunSmarts Beach Screening Campaign Sen. John Reed Narragansett, RI
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