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Date Title Officials Location
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. 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, 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. 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. 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. 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
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. Stephen Cohen 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. Jim Cooper 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. 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 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 Weekly Columns: Interoperable Electronic Health Records for Veterans and Military a Priority Rep. David Roe 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. 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. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2015 Kline, Roe Applaud House-Passed Bill to Protect Taxpayers, Dismantle ObamaCare Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2015 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2015 Roe Statement on Reconciliation Bill 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 Alexander Commends Health Secretary Burwell for Listening to Knoxville-Area Concerns about Epidemic of Painkiller Abuse Sen. Lamar Alexander 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 Blackburn Statement on American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Rep. Marsha Blackburn 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 Rep. Stephen Cohen 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 Rep. Diane Black 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. 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 Cohen Announces Nearly $1.5 Million for Christ Community Health Services Rep. Stephen Cohen 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 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. 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. Marsha Blackburn 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. 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. David Roe Unknown
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. 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. Diane Black Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Roe Amendment Expanding Post-Delivery Care for Newborns Passes VA Committee Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 Alexander Statement on James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Reauthorization Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 Alexander Calls for Delay of Making Final Rules for Stage Three of Electronic Health Records Program Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2015 Ranking Member Cohen: Planned Parenthood Critical to Women's Health, Especially Low-Income and Minority Women Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Sept. 3, 2015 Memphis Cancer Survivor Lori Kuhuski Delivers Petition from Hundreds of Memphians Urging Increased Research Funding to Congressman Cohen Rep. Stephen Cohen Memphis, TN
Sept. 2, 2015 House Members Await Announced Rollout of VBID Demonstration Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2015 Cohen Announces More Than $780,000 for University Of Tennessee Health Science Center Rep. Stephen Cohen Memphis, TN
Sept. 1, 2015 Rep. Black Lauds CMS Decision to Implement VBID Model Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
Aug. 20, 2015 Cohen Announces $541,000 for New Memphis Health Center Access Point in Whitehaven Rep. Stephen Cohen Memphis, TN
Aug. 5, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator - Medical Innovation Regulations Rep. Charles Fleischmann Tucson, AZ
Aug. 5, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator - Medical Innovation Regulations Rep. Diane Black Tucson, AZ
Aug. 5, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator - Medical Innovation Regulations Rep. Marsha Blackburn Tucson, AZ
Aug. 4, 2015 Letter to Members of the Senate - Join Effort to Provide Life-Saving Treatment to Epilepsy Patients Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2015 Alexander Statement on Senate Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Helms Amendment and Women's Health Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Ozone Rule Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Congressman Cohen Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Letter to Colleagues, United States House Republican Conference - Action on Health, Retirement, and Economic Security Programs Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Letter to Colleagues, United States House Republican Conference - Action on Health, Retirement, and Economic Security Programs Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Roe: One of my Highest Priorities in Congress is Ensuring Veterans Have Access to the Health Care Services and Resources They Deserve Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Alexander, Murray Introduce Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 Blackburn Supports Effort to Improve Care for Tennessee Veterans Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 26, 2015 Alexander: Senate Republicans Are Ready to Put Patients Back in Charge Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 24, 2015 Cohen Announces $1.7 Million in Federal Funding for Pediatric Cancer Survivors at St. Jude Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology: Information Blocking and Potential Solutions Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - Halt of Obama Plan to use Social Security to Restrict Gun Rights Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Roe Measure to Protect Veterans Passes House as Part of Veterans Information Modernization Act Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Veterans Information Modernization Act Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Sunscreen Patents Rep. Charles Fleischmann Washington, DC
July 20, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Sunscreen Patents Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 Reps. Harper, Castor, Black, and Lujan Grisham Introduce Legislation to Recognize Value, Role of Family Caregivers Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
July 15, 2015 21st Century Cures Act Will Usher in New Era for Medicine Rep. David Roe Unknown
July 14, 2015 Blackburn, Price Bill Would Provide Stability for Small Healthcare Practitioners Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 12, 2015 Alexander Statement on House Passage of 21st Century Cures Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 Blackburn Applauds House Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 Congressman Cohen Statement on the House Passing the 21st Century Cures Act Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 Rep. Black Statement on the 21st Century Cures Act Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 Rep. DesJarlais Statement on Voting Against 21st Century Cures Act Rep. Scott DesJarlais Unknown
July 9, 2015 21st Century Cures Act Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 21st Century Cures Act Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Leading Conservative Voices Weigh In On #Cures2015 Rep. Marsha Blackburn Unknown
July 9, 2015 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 6, 21st Century Cures Act Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 The Tennessean - Support Cures Act to Improve Lives and Save Money Rep. Marsha Blackburn Unknown
July 7, 2015 CMS Follows Rep. Black's Lead, Announces ICD-10 Transition Period Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
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