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Debbie Stabenow's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (MI) - Sr, Democratic
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May 21, 2018 Tweet - "Last week, we discovered the EPA hid a report on the dangers of PFAS chemicals from the public. It's time for the EPA to serve the American people again, instead of hiding critical information! That first step is firing Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA."
May 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Managment and Budget - Stabenow, Peters Call for Trump Administration to Release Study on Health Effects of PFAS Chemicals
May 15, 2018 Tweet - "Great Lakes funding is critical to projects like the Clinton River Spillway. Thank you to Commissioner Candice Miller, Commissioner Jim Nash, Michael Gregg and Township Supervisor Robert Cannon for protecting our waterways."
May 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator - Release Report on Toxic Substances
May 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator - Release Report on Toxic Substances
May 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Capito, Bipartisan Group Urge Hhs to Implement Training, Education Programs for Health Professionals to Identify, Treat Eating Disorders
May 14, 2018 Tweet - "This is unacceptable. Communities across Michigan are dealing with drinking contamination from these toxic substances. The report should be released immediately."
May 14, 2018 Tweet - "On Friday, President Trump talked about the need to crack down on gag clauses, which prevent pharmacists from telling you the lowest price for your medication. @SenatorCollins and I have already introduced bills that do just that."
May 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secreatary of Health and Human Services - Senators Murray and Cantwell Join More than 200 Members of Congress to Speak Out Against Effort to Restrict Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care in Washington State and Across Country
May 12, 2018 Tweet - "President Trump must follow through on his promise to help modernize the Soo Locks. The Soo Locks are a cornerstone of Michigan's economy. If the Poe locked failed it would be a disaster."
May 11, 2018 Senator Stabenow Delivers Weekly Democratic Address on Prescription Drugs
May 11, 2018 Senator Stabenow Delivers Weekly Democratic Address on Prescription Drugs
May 10, 2018 Tweet - "Today @SenGaryPeters and I called on President Trump to follow through on his commitment to modernize the Soo Locks. We are on borrowed time until something happens that shuts down the Poe Lock and threatens our economy and national security. Need action now!"
May 10, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jame Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Stabenow, Peters Raise Concerns over Defense Department Response to Water Contamination across Michigan
May 9, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Stabenow, Peters Urge President Trump to Follow Through on Commitment to Modernize Soo Locks
May 9, 2018 Tweet - "Senate moving ahead on water resources legislation that includes critical priorities for Michigan! Thanks to EPW leadership for working w/ me to include support for a new Soo Lock, increase funding for the Great Lakes & more. I am fully committed to making sure this bill passes!"
May 8, 2018 Tweet - "Over 100,000 children in Michigan rely on CHIP for their care, and we worked hard to secure 10 years of funding. Now the President wants to jeopardize that, calling for $7 billion in cuts. Families shouldn't live in constant fear of losing care."
May 7, 2018 Tweet - "Big Pharma spent millions last year to keep drug prices high. Thanks to huge GOP tax giveaways to the rich, they'll spend even more this year. Lowering the price of these drugs is a matter of life and death. We need action to keep these prices down."
May 7, 2018 Tweet - "This is outrageous! Parents and children in Michigan rely on CHIP for important medical care. How can they have peace of mind if the Admin keeps threatening to take funding away? We worked across the aisle to guarantee 10 years of CHIP funding."
May 4, 2018 Tweet - "Today is the one year anniversary of the House health care repeal. It's also the anniversary of one the most inspiring grassroots efforts to fight back that I've ever seen. Together we saved health care for so many. It's a reminder of what we can accomplish if we stand together."
May 2, 2018 Tweet - "The price gouging on opioid reversal drugs like naloxone is reprehensible. Companies are taking advantage of the pain, suffering, and the loss of life caused by overdoses in order to turn a profit. We need to lower the cost of these life-saving drugs."
April 30, 2018 Tweet - "Senator Cruz is trying to bring back to life President Trump and Republicans' plan to take away healthcare from millions of people. Instead of playing politics, we should be working together to lower prescription drug and healthcare costs."
April 27, 2018 Tweet - "While Big Pharma is putting up record numbers by spending millions on lobbyists to keep prices high, families are struggling to pay for their medications. There are so many simple measures we can take right now to reign in the cost of prescription drugs."
April 27, 2018 The Hon. Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies and the Hon. Tom Udall, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Call for Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Next Year's Spending Bill
April 25, 2018 Tweet - "Our EPA chief shouldn't be waging a war with science. Scott Pruitt is too unqualified and too unprincipled to protect our environment. He must resign immediately."
April 23, 2018 Letter to Alex Azar, Health and Human Services Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, and Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Halt Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans
April 20, 2018 Tweet - "Nestle can now pump 250 gallons a minute of our water to sell across the U.S, yet residents of Flint will now have to buy their bottled water. The pipes in Flint still aren't fixed and the state is giving away our clean water to the highest bidder."
April 19, 2018 Tweet - "Today in @SenateFinance I called on the Trump Admin to negotiate the lowest price for naloxone. It's outrageous that this life-saving drug was once available for $1 and, as the opioid epidemic has become a national crisis, drug companies have dramatically raised the price."
April 19, 2018 Tweet - "Today in @SenateFinance I called on the Trump Admin to negotiate the lowest price for naloxone. It's outrageous that this life-saving drug was once available for $1 and, as the opioid epidemic has become a national crisis, drug companies have dramatically raised the price."
April 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Stabenow, Peters Call on Administration to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Price of Naloxone, a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
April 18, 2018 Tweet - "Today I joined 38 of my colleagues to call on Scott Pruitt to resign. We need someone at the EPA who will stand with us to protect our air, water, and Great Lakes!"
April 18, 2018 Letter to Secretary Azar, Secretary, Acosta, and Secretary Mnuchin - Take Action on Mental Healthy Parity & Address Opioid Crisis
April 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Stabenow, Peters Call on Administration to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Price of Naloxone, a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
April 18, 2018 Tweet - "Our Michigan police officers, firefighters, and first responders use naloxone to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses and save lives. Even though naloxone has been around since the 1970s, the price keeps going up. That's outrageous!"
April 18, 2018 Tweet - "Our Michigan police officers, firefighters, and first responders use naloxone to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses and save lives. Even though naloxone has been around since the 1970s, the price keeps going up. That's outrageous!"
April 17, 2018 Tweet - "There's no question health insurance is too expensive for too many families in Michigan. That's why I've been taking on Big Pharma so we can lower the cost of prescription drugs, the biggest driver of health care costs!"
April 17, 2018 Executive Session
April 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Treasury - Brazilian Acquisition of U.S. Beef Company
April 15, 2018 Tweet - ".@SenGaryPeters and I called for Line 5 to be shut down until it can absolutely be verified it is safe. Protecting our Great Lakes must be our top priority. It was the right call for PHMSA to press Enbridge to shut it down during this bad weather!"
April 13, 2018 Letter to Senator Roy Blunt and Senator Patty Murray - Funds to Fully Implement Mental Health Reform Act
April 13, 2018 Senator Stabenow Statement on Line 5
April 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chairman, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Urge Congress to Fund Childhood Cancer Initiatives
April 12, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Concerns about the Small Refinery Waivers
April 11, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Senators Collins, Warner, and Markey Lead Letter to Appropriations Committee Calling for Increased Investment in Alzheimer's Research
April 11, 2018 Letter to Sen. Richard Shelby, Appropriations Committee Chairman, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Appropriations Committee Ranking Member - Find Resources For Communities With Stranded Nuclear Waste
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "Time after time, Scott Pruitt has tried to gut funding for our Great Lakes and undermine protections for our air and water. I never supported Pruitt to begin with and now it's time for him to step down."
April 10, 2018 Senator Stabenow Introduces the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act
April 5, 2018 Tweet - "I am leading the effort to bring down the outrageous costs of prescription drugs driven up by Big Pharma -- my new legislation will make the changes that Michigan families need."
April 3, 2018 Tweet - "Joined with pharmacists and seniors in #Ishpeming to discuss my plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs. People across Michigan are speaking out about the outrageous price hikes by Big Pharma!"
March 29, 2018 Stabenow Unveils New Legislation to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs
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