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Elijah Cummings' Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (MD) - District 7, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
Date Title
Jan. 21, 2016 Tuesday: Oversight Committee Holds Drug Pricing Hearing Long Sought by Cummings
Dec. 18, 2015 Cummings Issues Statement on Arrest and Resignation of Martin Shkreli
Dec. 18, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control - Prescribed Opioids
Dec. 17, 2015 Skyrocketing Generic Drug Prices Cost Taxpayers $1.4 Billion, New Report Finds
Dec. 16, 2015 Letter to J. Michael Pearson, Chairman and CEO, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. - Demanding Documents and Interviews From Valeant Ahead of Oversight Hearing
Dec. 2, 2015 Letter to Martin Shkreli, Chief Executive Officer, Turing Pharmacueticals, LLC - Fake "Price Cut" for Critical Drug
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding
Nov. 16, 2015 Letter to J. Michael Pearson, Chairman and CEO, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. - Business Practices
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Jason Chaffetz, Chairman, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Stop Blocking Investigation of Skyrocketing Drug Prices
Oct. 28, 2015 House Passes Bipartisan Budget Agreement With Cummings' Prescription Drug Bill
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. 9, 2015 Sanders and Cummings Denounce Continued Prescription Drug Price Gouging
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman for the Committee on the Judiciary - Call to Subpoena Valeant
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals - Price Increases Impact on AIDS Patients
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Hearing on Overnight Price Increases for Life-Saving Drugs
Sept. 21, 2015 Letter to Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals - Price Increases for Daraprim
Sept. 10, 2015 Sanders, Cummings Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Lower Soaring Drug Prices
Sept. 10, 2015 Press Conference: Prescription Drug Affordability Act September 10, 2015
Sept. 1, 2015 Efforts by Casey, Wyden, and Cummings Lead to GAO Study of CMS Nursing Home Rating System
Aug. 31, 2015 Letter to Larry Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health - Insurance Claims for Nutritional Supplements
Aug. 31, 2015 Letter to David Sutton, CFO of Warner West Pharmacy and Supplies - Insurance Claims for Nutritional Supplements
Aug. 20, 2015 Cummings Issues Detailed Statement on New Report on Skyrocketing Drug Prices
Aug. 14, 2015 Sanders and Cummings Ramp Up Investigation of Staggering Drug Price Increases
Aug. 14, 2015 Letter to Michael Pearson, Chairman and CEO of Valeant Pharmaceutical International - Prescription Drug Prices
July 30, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Ozone Rule
July 29, 2015 Letter to Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, President of the United States Conference of Mayors, and Sallie Clark, President of the National Association of Counties - Naloxone Cost and Access
July 23, 2015 Cummings Applauds Maryland AG for Moving Aggressively to Combat Drug Overcharging
June 25, 2015 Cummings Applauds Court's Decision Upholding Key Component of HealthCare Law
June 11, 2015 Butterfield, McCaul, Cummings, and Jones Introduce Bill to Help Combat Prostate Cancer
May 27, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention
May 18, 2015 Sanders, Cummings File Bill on Rising Rx Prices
April 24, 2015 Letter to Daniel Levinson, Office of the Inspector General - Increase in the Cost of Generic Prescription Drugs
April 14, 2015 HHS to Probe Skyrocketing Generic Drug Prices
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority Aids Initiative
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
March 25, 2015 Letter to John Culberson, Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee, and Chaka Fattah, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, Subcommittee - Missing Alzheimers Patients
March 2, 2015 Letter to Jack Zhang, CEO of Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated - Price Increases for Drug that Police Use to Treat Overdoses
Feb. 27, 2015 Roll Call - Affordable Dental Health Care for Veterans, Children and Others Should Be a Right | Commentary
Feb. 25, 2015 Sanders, Cummings Propose Bill on Dental Crisis
Feb. 11, 2015 Members Respond to 2015 GAO High Risk Report
Jan. 27, 2015 Cummings Announces Subcommittee Ranking Members for Oversight Committee
Jan. 4, 2015 CBS: Face the Nation - Transcripts January 4, 2015: Schumer, Coons, Cummings
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Veterans
Nov. 25, 2014 Letter to Hal Rogers, Chairman, Nita Lowey, Ranking Member, of the House Committee on Appropriations, Frank Wolf, Chairman, and Chaka Fattah, Ranking Member, of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee - Rape Kit Backlog
Oct. 30, 2014 Rising Generic Drug Prices Under Congressional Investigation
Oct. 24, 2014 Hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - The Ebola Crisis: Coordination of a Multi-Agency Response
Oct. 16, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Staggering Increasing in the Prices Being Charged for Generic Drugs
Oct. 10, 2014 Cummings Fights for Funding for Baltimore Healthy Start Program
Oct. 9, 2014 Think Progress - Generic Drug Prices Have Jumped 1,000 Percent And Lawmakers Want Answers
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