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Aug. 18, 2016 Alexander: Vanderbilt "Front and Center" in President's Precision Medicine Initiative Sen. Lamar Alexander Nashville, TN
Aug. 18, 2016 Alexander: Vanderbilt "Front and Center" in President's Precision Medicine Initiative Sen. Lamar Alexander Nashville, TN
Aug. 13, 2016 Alexander Condemns Senate Democrats For Blocking $1.1 Billion in Zika Aid Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Aug. 10, 2016 Democrats Blocking Zika Bills as the Virus Spreads Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 Alexander: FDA is Exactly Right to Keep Your Fitbit, Weight Watchers App Free of Government Red Tape Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 27, 2016 An Update on the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Rep. David Roe Unknown
July 25, 2016 Alexander: New Law Gives Tennessee Boost on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Warren, Capito, Alexander, Bennet, Clark, Stivers Applaud Incorporation of Reducing Unused Medications Act in Final Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Senate GOP Labor Committee Leaders Introduce Resolutions to Block Administration Attack on Bipartisan Workplace Wellness Programs Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Thune Leads Senate REBOOT Members in Introducing Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use Program Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 The Washington Examiner - Conscience Protection Act Protects Pro-Life Americans' Freedom to Believe Rep. Diane Black Unknown
July 12, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 11, 2016 Bi-Partisan Representatives Applaud CMS' Proposed 90-Day Reporting Period Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 11, 2016 Alexander: "Senate Should Finish Its Work on 21st Century Cures in September" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Black, Blumenauer Introduce the Access to Better Care Act of 2016 Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Biomedical Research Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 House-Senate Opioid Conference Report Finalized Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
July 7, 2016 Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Announces the Implementation of His Bill H.R. 4499, the Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Alexander: NIH Announcement Puts Vanderbilt "Front and Center in President's Precision Medicine Initiative" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Johnson, Mooney and Alexander Praise Administration Plan to Remove Pain Management Measures from Medicare Payment Calculations Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Alexander Urges Senate, House, and White House to Support Opioid Conference Report, Provide "Substantial Boost to Those Fighting on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Alexander: Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Mental Health Care Reform Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Blackburn Works to Reform Mental Health Care System Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Alexander: Obama Administration Takes "East Tennessee Common Sense Advice," Will Remove Pain Management Questions from Medicare Payment Calculations Sen. Lamar Alexander 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. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to Ms. Mary Anne Penner, Director of Stamp Services of the Postal Service - Issue an Alzheimer's Research Semipostal Stamp Rep. John Duncan Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to Ms. Mary Anne Penner, Director of Stamp Services of the Postal Service - Issue an Alzheimer's Research Semipostal Stamp Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Alexander: New FDA Cancer Center Brings "Exactly the Kind of Coordination Necessary" to Get More Individualized Treatments and Cures to Patients Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Alexander: No Excuse for Democrats' Partisan Blocking of Funds for Zika Virus and Veterans Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
June 27, 2016 Conyers & Cohen Laud Supreme Court Pro-Choice Decision Rep. Stephen Cohen 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. David Roe Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Hector Balderas, Attorney General of New Mexico, the Honorable Jan Schakowsky, Ranking Member of the Select Investigative Panel, the Honorable Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico, the Honorable John Sanchez, Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico, the Honorable Steve Pearce, Second Congressional District of New Mexico - SWWO/UNM Access to Fetal Tissue Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Alexander: Tennessean's Miraculous Eyesight Recovery Underscores Need for Congress to Pass 21st Century Cures Now Sen. Lamar Alexander 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. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Roe Statement on Health Care Task Force Rollout Rep. David Roe 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. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Blumenauer, Roe Introduce Legislation to Strengthen End-of-Life Care Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Alexander: Congress Needs to Enact Reforms to Ensure Seniors Can Count on Medicare to Pay Their Hospital Bills Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Debate on H.R. 5447, the Small Business Health Care Relief Act Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Removing Barriers to Lower Health Care Costs for Workers & Small Businesses Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Burr, Alexander: Government Watchdog Finds FDA Lacks Plan to Keep Pace with Science, Efficiently Review Life-Saving Medical Products Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 The Hill: Passing 'Cures' Bill Means Better Health Possible for Virtually Every American Sen. Lamar Alexander Unknown
June 15, 2016 THe Hill - Passing 'Cures' Bill Means Better Health Possible for Virtually Every American Sen. Lamar Alexander Unknown
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. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Reps. Cohen, Kinzinger, Cárdenas and Wagner Introduce Bipartisan Human Trafficking Bill Rep. Stephen Cohen 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. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Alexander Statement on Inspector General Alert that FDA's Slow Food Recall Process Puts Americans at Risk Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Introducing the Stop, Observe, Ask and Respond (Soar) to Health Wellness Act Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Rep. Black Blasts Vanderbilt University Insurance Policy on Transgender-Related Surgeries Rep. Diane Black Washington, D.C.
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 - Rep. Marsha Blackburn 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. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Blackburn Calls for HHS Investigation into StemExpress & Abortion Clinics Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Letter to Jocelyn Samuels, Centralized Case Management Operations for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Honorable Jan Schakowsky, Ranking Member of the Select Investigative Panel - Abortion Consent Rep. Marsha Blackburn 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. Stephen Cohen 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. Jim Cooper Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Letter to President Obama on Marijuana Policy Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017--Motion to Proceed Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Op-Ed by Marsha Blackburn: An Update on Our Efforts to Fight Zika Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Tsca Modernization Act of 2015 Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Cooper Statement on Zika Funding Bill Rep. Jim Cooper Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Alexander Votes to Support Tennessee Farmers and Protect Public Health Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Alexander Votes to Support Transportation Infrastructure, Fund Veterans' Programs and Military Construction, Help Combat Zika Virus Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget- Demanding Justice for Victims of Meningitis Outbreak Rep. Jim Cooper Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget- Demanding Justice for Victims of Meningitis Outbreak Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Senator Alexander Votes to Help Protect Americans from Zika Outbreak, Spur Vaccines and Tests Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Senator Alexander Votes to Help Protect Americans from Zika Outbreak, Spur Vaccines and Tests Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Jim Cooper Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Alexander: EEOC Workplace "Wellness" Rules Will Make it Harder for Employees to Choose Healthy Lifestyles and Save Money Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 National Health Leaders Recognize U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn For Leadership in Healthcare Innovation Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Opioid Bills Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Opioid Addiction Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Alexander: Senate Bill to Spur Treatments, Cures for Patients Would Be "Most Important Legislation This Year" Sen. Lamar Alexander Kingsport, TN
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Stephen Fincher Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Marsha Blackburn 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 Duncan Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Charles Fleischmann Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Scott DesJarlais Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell - BioShield Special Reserve Fund Sen. Lamar Alexander 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. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Regarding the Ensuring Useful Research Expenditures is Key for Alzheimer's (Eureka) Act Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Congressmen Cohen and Duncan Introduce Bill to Help Find Treatment and Cure for Alzheimer's Disease Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Association - Lawmakers Demand Information about Obama's Loosening of Abortion Drug Rules Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Association - Lawmakers Demand Information about Obama's Loosening of Abortion Drug Rules Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Alexander Cosponsors Bill to Ensure Tennessee Hospitals are Paid Fairly for Services Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Rep. Matsui Joins Rep. Ellmers, Sen. Portman to Introduce Health IT Legislation Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Two Years After Phoenix, the VA is Still Failing Veterans Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 President Signs Senate Health Committee-Passed Legislation to Spur Treatments and Cures for Zika Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Hearing of the House Education and the Workforce Community - Opening Statement of Rep. Roe, Hearing on "Innovations in Health Care: Exploring Free-Market Solutions for a Healthy Workforce" Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Senate Health Committee-Passed Legislation to Spur Treatments and Cures for Zika Heads to President's Desk Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Cooper Comments on Legislative Task Force on Health Care Rep. Jim Cooper Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 Senate Health Committee Approves Last of 19 Bipartisan Bills, Completing Work on Companion to House-Passed 21st Century Cures Act Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
April 1, 2016 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary, US Department of Labor- Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
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