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Marcy Kaptur's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 9, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
Date Title
Sept. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Calling for Budget Anomalies to Address Opioid Epidemic
July 27, 2016 Kaptur: University of Toledo Awarded $235,035 from National Science Foundation
July 20, 2016 Kaptur Praises Two-Year $151,100 Federal Award for Cancer Research at UT
July 20, 2016 Kaptur Applauds HUD Award of $1.65 Million to Erie County to Protect Children and Families from Dangerous Lead in Homes
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
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns
July 9, 2016 Rep. Kaptur Hails Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
July 8, 2016 Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) joined the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to announce the award of $1,948,415 in federal research funds to The University of Toledo's Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology research endeavors. The research project is funded for five years at $389,683 per year, and managed by The University of Toledo Medical School Professor R. Mark Wooten for the purpose of the "Intravital assessment of Borrelia burgdorferi immune clearance in skin," which is the causative agent of Lyme disease. "This is further national recognition for the important research being done at The University of Toledo," said Kaptur. "Lyme disease affects 300,000 Americans each year, a number far greater than previously thought, and 40% of whom end up with long-term, serious health concerns. There are no current tests available to definitively prove if the Lyme organism is eradicated or that the patient is cured. Research such as this will help us to know more about Lyme disease." "Researchers have had a hard time gaining an accurate understanding of how this bacterium acts in humans and other hosts since they are obligate parasites (can only survive within animals, not in artificial cultures)," said Professor Wooten of The University of Toledo. "Our group at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences has been able to develop advanced microscopy models that allow us to directly observe the bacteria within the skin of individual intact living mice without harming the animal, and can then continuously observe how they interact with the host's immune cells over long periods of time. This NIH-funded study will use these methods to identify key mechanisms that allow the bacteria to evade the host's immune responses, with the hope they will provide new targets for Lyme disease-directed therapies." Kaptur is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, which has oversight over the National Institute of Health.
July 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People
July 6, 2016 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016
July 5, 2016 Letter to Ms. Mary Anne Penner, Director of Stamp Services of the Postal Service - Issue an Alzheimer's Research Semipostal Stamp
June 30, 2016 Congress Jumps on Bandwagon to Reduce Biologic Drug Exclusivity Term
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
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
April 22, 2016 Rep. Kaptur Urges Swift Action by House Energy and Commerce Committee to Address the Heroin Epidemic
March 30, 2016 Rep. Kaptur Calls on Congress to Act Quickly on Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
Feb. 9, 2016 Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan
Jan. 6, 2016 Faces of Addiction
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Health Insurance Reform
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to Acting Administrator Rosenberg - Push to Allow Partial Fill Prescriptions to Reduce Fatal Opioid Overdoses
Nov. 4, 2015 Kaptur Joins Leading Democrats to Launch Affordable Drug Pricing Task Force
Oct. 29, 2015 National Farm to School Month
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
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter to Administrator Slavitt - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to Protect Nursing-Home Residents from Forced Arbitration
Oct. 6, 2015 Mental Health Week
Sept. 18, 2015 Kaptur Heralds $1,807,282 in HHS Awards Supporting N. Ohio Health Services
Sept. 11, 2015 Congresswoman Kaptur Statement Commemorating 9/11 Anniversary
Aug. 14, 2015 Rep. Kaptur Congratulates Firelands Medical Center for $1,536,012 HHS Award
Aug. 13, 2015 Kaptur Welcomes Combined $613,618 for N. Ohio Health Research & Services
July 29, 2015 Reps. Marcia Fudge, Marcy Kaptur and Tim Ryan Applaud New CMS Medicaid/SUD Guidance
July 29, 2015 Reps. Marcia Fudge, Marcy Kaptur and Tim Ryan Applaud New CMS Medicaid/SUD Guidance
June 24, 2015 Rep. Kaptur Launches Cabinet-Level Review Of Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices
June 12, 2015 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Critical Access Hospitals
May 27, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention
April 29, 2015 Kaptur Issues Warning On GOP Plan To Slash VA Budget
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs
Oct. 17, 2014 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Demanding Answers on Protocols
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Answers On Behalf of ALS Community
Sept. 10, 2014 Kaptur Introduces House Bill To Bolster Federal Response To Algae Crisis
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer
July 24, 2014 Mental Illness
June 20, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
June 17, 2014 Letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Make Demographic Data Public for All Clinical Trials
April 9, 2014 Mental Illness Research
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
Jan. 14, 2014 Equal Opportunity in America
Dec. 11, 2013 Kaptur Cites Rising Inequality
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Co-Chairs Patty Murray and Paul Ryan, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee - Protect Social Security and Medicare
Sept. 26, 2013 Mental Illness and Gun Violence
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
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