Letters of Support AFL-CIO - Building and Construction Trades Department American Commitment
To read the EPA's April 15, 2013, response, click here. To read the committee's November 30, 2012, letter, click here.
Excerpt: This week, news broke that the administration would award $54 million to community groups in 33 states to facilitate enrollment in the health insurance marketplaces that open for enrollment in October. These groups will serve as ‘Navigators’ for the federally-facilitated or state partnership exchanges and assist consumers in understanding their health insurance options.
Excerpt: The House has demonstrated strong support for the core mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to invest in basic biomedical research that can lead to better health and cures for diseases. With increasingly tight federal budgets, every dollar invested at the NIH becomes even more precious… To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: While the vast majority of individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression are not violent, those with untreated severe mental illness are two to three times more likely to exhibit violent behavior – directed at themselves or others. The presence of such disorders in perpetrators of mass violence demands additional research, investigation, and understanding as to what went wrong.
Excerpt: Over the last year, the administration has struggled to meet the many demands and deadlines of the PPACA. In some instances, the deadlines put in place by the PPACA have been delayed or rescinded once it was evident the law’s requirements were unworkable… To read the letter, click here.