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I am a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the subcommittee with oversight of HHS and its response to the opioid crisis. I support funding for states to combat the opioid crisis and I have also backed legislation funding research into new pain relief treatments so patients can safely recover without the risk of addiction. I have also supported funding that will help our country find cures for cancer and Alzheimer’s. These diseases rob us of our loved ones and we must continue research that will bring us closer to finding life-saving treatments.

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February 4, 2021 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar is a long-time supporter of cancer research. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which funds federal cancer research, he has worked across the aisle to ensure cancer research funding is included in federal legislation. Last year, he voted to fund research at the National Institutes of Health and its National Cancer Institute.   

December 28, 2020 Press Release
"After months of denying relief for small businesses, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats rushed a bill to the floor and instead of only helping the Americans who need it most, they handed out money to wealthy families," said Moolenaar. “Americans want jobs, and they want their states to trust them, by letting them safely re-open their businesses and serve their customers. State-imposed restrictions supported by Democrats are bankrupting small businesses, harming students, and creating a spike in substance abuse. With new doses of vaccines arriving every day, states should end their restrictions so Americans can provide for their families and kids can go back to school.”
December 3, 2020 Press Release
“This grant for MidMichigan Health will help it confront the health issues facing our rural communities, including the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic," said Congressman John Moolenaar. "While the pandemic has received a lot of attention, the opioid epidemic has also been a serious challenge as residents have dealt with increased anxiety and social isolation. This funding for MidMichigan Health will help it serve all the needs of our rural communities and maintain access to quality health services for residents."
September 17, 2020 Press Release
"Whether it’s providing victims with secure, temporary housing while they begin a new chapter of their lives or providing support for them when they face their abuser in court, this funding will make a meaningful difference in the lives of survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in mid Michigan,” said Congressman John Moolenaar.
September 17, 2020 Press Release
“I believe women should be treated fairly and should never have to make an unfair choice between having a career and raising a family,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “This legislation provides workplace protections for Michigan women while they are pregnant so they can safely raise their children and pursue their career."
September 16, 2020 Press Release
"This legislation will raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and help our incredible first responders be ready for any situation in which they might encounter someone suffering from this horrible disease,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “I have always worked to help Michigan seniors and their families. I believe this legislation will increase awareness of the challenges families face with Alzheimer’s."
August 7, 2020 Press Release
"This funding will support efforts to stop the opioid crisis in mid and northern Michigan,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “This grant gives Ferris State the flexibility to use the funds in the in the best way possible to meet the needs of the community and prevent opioid abuse."
July 31, 2020 Press Release
"Colleges and universities in mid and northern Michigan are doing critical research and that’s why I have successfully worked to pass record funding for federal research in the fight against cancer. I hope this grant will help Ferris State make a positive contribution to the worldwide efforts against this disease,” said Congressman Moolenaar.
May 14, 2020 Press Release
"I have been working hard to support funding for our health care professionals on the frontlines of this crisis and to protect Michigan families from the health and economic threats of the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Moolenaar. “In the past two months, I have supported direct payments to families, as well as billions of dollars for our small businesses, rural hospitals, states, and local governments. We should see how this funding helps our country first before pushing through another bill. The legislation proposed by Democrats this week would slow the economic recovery families need, burden small businesses, hurt jobs, and advance a liberal wishlist of ideas unrelated to the Coronavirus."
May 9, 2020 Press Release
"Increasing testing is critical to tracking the spread of the Coronavirus, keeping Michigan residents safe, and helping re-open the economy,” said Moolenaar. “As new technology and testing capabilities are being produced, officials are working to ramp up distribution to places where supplies are needed most. This is vital to identifying people who are sick and saving lives."

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