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Date Title Officials Location
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell - BioShield Special Reserve Fund 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 6, 2016 Hearing of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - 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
March 31, 2016 Alexander, Murray Introduce Bill to Let NIH "Spend More Time on Life-Saving Treatments and Cures" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Alexander: Cyber Attack at MedStar Health Shows Need for HHS to Implement Cybersecurity Law "with the Urgency Patients and Hospitals Deserve" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Senate Health Committee Leaders Introduce Bill to Help FDA and NIH "Attract Top Talent During This Exciting Time in Science" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Blackburn Chides Democrats for Exaggerating Importance of Fetal Tissue Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Importance of Public Health-Centered Approach to International Drug Policy Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Senate Health Committee Passes Alexander, Murray, Cassidy, Murphy Legislation to Help Address Mental Health Crisis in America Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
March 9, 2016 Alexander: Biomedical Innovation Would be the Most Important Bill Signed into Law this Year Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
March 7, 2016 Alexander, Murray, Cassidy, Murphy Introduce Plan to Address Mental Health Crisis in America Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Transparency Regarding Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood, Affiliates Rep. Charles Fleischmann Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Transparency Regarding Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood, Affiliates Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Transparency Regarding Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood, Affiliates Rep. Scott DesJarlais Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Transparency Regarding Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood, Affiliates Rep. John Duncan Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Alexander: $1.2 Million NIH Award to Vanderbilt is "Good News for Millions Who Will Benefit from Personalized Medicine" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to House & Senate Leadership, Request to Fund Contraceptive Care to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Opening Statement of Sen. Lamar Alexander - Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, D.C.
Feb. 23, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Swift FDA Action to Reduce Birth Defects in the Hispanic Community Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
Feb. 11, 2016 Alexander Statement on Nomination of King as Education Secretary Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Zika Virus Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis Sen. Lamar Alexander Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis Sen. Robert Corker Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Senate Health Committee Unanimously Passes Alexander, Murray Legislation to Improve Health Information Technology for Patients, Doctors, Hospitals Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Senate Health Committee Kicks Off Its Biomedical Innovation Agenda, Passing 7 Bills with Bipartisan Support Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to Commissioner Ostroff - Urge to Act on Zika Virus Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 Senate Health Committee to Hold Zika Hearing on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Cardin, Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Generic Drug User Fee Amendments: Accelerating Patient Access to Generic Drugs Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerning Marijuana as a Treatment Option Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington D.C.
Jan. 20, 2016 Alexander: Committee Plans to "Move Promptly" to Offer Bipartisan Recommendations to Address America's Mental Health Crisis Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Improving the Federal Response to Challenges in Mental Health Care in America Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2016 Alexander, Murray Release Bipartisan Senate Health Committee Staff Draft of Bill to Help Improve Health Information Technology for Doctors & Their Patients Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2016 Chairman Alexander Announces Committee Schedule for "Step by Step" Consideration of Biomedical Innovation Bills Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2016 Chairman Alexander Announces Committee Schedule for "Step by Step" Consideration of Biomedical Innovation Bills Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 Senate Health Committee Approves FDA Nominee Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 House Votes to Dismantle ObamaCare Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2015 Alexander Highlights Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Accomplishments for 2015 Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2015 Senate Passes Legislation to Help Prevent Suicide, Help Children Recover from Traumatic Events, Provide Mental Health Awareness for Teachers Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Senate Passes Legislation to Help Prevent Suicide, Help Children Recover from Traumatic Events, Provide Mental Health Awareness for Teachers Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Documents from FDA on Generics Applications Rep. John Duncan Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Documents from FDA on Generics Applications Rep. Scott DesJarlais Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 Rep. Black Meets with Little Sisters of the Poor, Commits to Fighting Oppressive HHS Mandate Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2015 Blackburn Leads Effort to Protect Access to Medical Equipment Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Opioid Abuse in America: Facing the Epidemic and Examining Solutions Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, D.C.
Dec. 1, 2015 Obamacare Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, D.C.
Nov. 19, 2015 Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, D.C.
Nov. 18, 2015 Alexander: Committee Approves 2 Bills to "Help Americans Lead Healthier Lives," Continues Record of Results-Oriented Bipartisanship Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding Rep. Jim Cooper Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Alexander: Committee Approves 2 Bills to "Help Americans Lead Healthier Lives," Continues Record of Results-Oriented Bipartisanship Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 The Memphis Commercial Appeal - National Institutes of Health is Good for Physical, Economic Well-Being Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to serve as FDA Commissioner Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to Acting Administrator Rosenberg - Push to Allow Partial Fill Prescriptions to Reduce Fatal Opioid Overdoses Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Nov. 6, 2015 This Week in Washington: 11.2-11.6 Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Nov. 6, 2015 Rep. Black Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Hear Challenge to Obamacare's HHS Mandate Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Alexander: Federal Government Must Make It Easier for States Like Tennessee to Help the Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults with Mental Illness Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in America: Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Cohen Announces More Than $200,000 for University of Tennessee Health Science Center Rep. Stephen Cohen 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. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Weekly Columns: Interoperable Electronic Health Records for Veterans and Military a Priority Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Alexander: America Needs a "Breakthrough" on Medical Devices Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Alexander: America Needs a "Breakthrough" on Medical Devices Sen. Lamar Alexander Memphis, TN
Oct. 23, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2015 Roe Statement on Reconciliation Bill Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2015 Kline, Roe Applaud House-Passed Bill to Protect Taxpayers, Dismantle ObamaCare Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Obamacare is Failing Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Alexander: Senate Passes Bill To Address Tennessee's Tenfold Increase in Infants Born Addicted to Drugs Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Blackburn Statement on American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Weekly Columns: Using Reconciliation to Dismantle the President's Health Care Law & Protect Human Life Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Alexander Commends Health Secretary Burwell for Listening to Knoxville-Area Concerns about Epidemic of Painkiller Abuse Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 Hearing of the House Veteran's Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Roe, Hearing on A Call for System-Wide Change: Evaluating the Independent Assessment of the Veterans Health Administration Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Alexander: Rushing Stage 3 Rule of Electronic Health Records Program a "Disservice to More than 500,000 Doctors, Thousands of Hospitals and Millions of Patients" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to Dr. Eugene McCray, Director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Douglas Brooks, Director at the Office of National AIDS Policy - Expand HIV Prevention Funding For Rural & Suburban Areas In Deep South States Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Alexander: Rushing Stage 3 Rule of Electronic Health Records Program a "Disservice to More than 500,000 Doctors, Thousands of Hospitals and Millions of Patients" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to Dr. Eugene McCray, Director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Douglas Brooks, Director at the Office of National AIDS Policy - Expand HIV Prevention Funding For Rural & Suburban Areas In Deep South States Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to Albert Siu, M.D., M.S.P.H., Chairperson, U.S. Preventative Services Task Force Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Cohen Announces Nearly $1.5 Million for Christ Community Health Services Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Alexander: Senate Advances Bill That Would Address Tennessee's Tenfold Increase in Infants Born Addicted to Drugs Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Committee Passes Alexander, Murray Bill to Help Prevent Suicide, Increase Early Identification of Mental Illness Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Women's Public Health and Safety Act Rep. Diane Black 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. David Roe Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Adopt Stage Two Modifications for Electronic Health Records Program, Make Rules for Stage Three Final No Sooner Than 2017 Sen. Lamar Alexander 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. Stephen Cohen 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. Marsha Blackburn 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. David Roe Unknown
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. John Duncan Unknown
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. Diane Black Unknown
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. Stephen Fincher Unknown
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. Marsha Blackburn Unknown
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Provider-Led Entities Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Provider-Led Entities Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Provider-Led Entities Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
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