Energy and Commerce Committee

Health (115th Congress)

Bipartisan Bill to Help Improve Access to Maternity Care Signed Into Law


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess M.D. (R-TX) today released the following statements after President Trump signed H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, authored by #SubHealth Chairman Burgess, into law. The legislation helps to better identify areas in the nation with shortages in maternity care.

“With the president’s signature yesterday, we are one step closer to guaranteeing every woman has access to safe and quality maternity care,” said Chairman Walden. “This legislation will better identify areas...

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Walden Statement on Obamacare Ruling


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after a Texas court ruled on the constitutionality of Obamacare.

“While today’s ruling will certainly be appealed and will not impact insurance premiums or plans for next year, we have a rare opportunity for truly bipartisan health care reform that protects those with pre-existing conditions, increases transparency and choice, and lowers costs. I urge my Democratic colleagues to work with Republicans to finally enact patient-centered reforms to our nation's health care system."


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House Passes Medicaid Package Along With Five Other Bipartisan Bills


WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 7217, the Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries (IMPROVE) Act. In addition, the House also passed several healthcare bills and one bill to address key challenges facing America’s nuclear energy industry.

Heading to the president’s desk:

S. 2465, the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018, authored by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), passed the House by voice vote. The bill now...

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Health (115th Congress)


Health (115th Congress)