Health Care

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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March 11, 2020 Press Release
“The Coronavirus is a serious public health concern, and while the immediate risk is low, residents should follow the simple advice of public health experts to limit their risk and prevent the spread of the virus. In Congress, I recently voted for funding that will help Michigan’s state and local governments respond to the virus and I continue to the monitor the Coronavirus developments in our state and across the nation.”
March 9, 2020 Page

An Update on the Coronavirus

Federal, state, and local authorities, as well as public health experts are all working together to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and to protect the American people.

Below is information about legislation that will help hardworking Michigan families through this difficult time for our nation, as well as links to federal and state resources including small business loans and unemployment.

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March 4, 2020 Press Release
“The Coronavirus is a serious concern, and everyone is working to make sure our country has an effective response to the outbreak to ensure the safety of the American people. I hope everyone will continue to be vigilant about practicing good hygiene, including washing their hands, and if they think they’ve been exposed to the virus they should contact health care professionals.”
February 4, 2020 Press Release
“There have been many victories for the American people in the past three years, and I look forward to working with President Trump and my colleagues to achieve more in the year ahead.”
January 29, 2020 Press Release
“While the Coronavirus in China is a serious concern, fentanyl from China is even more deadly. Last summer, law enforcement seized an amount of fentanyl from China that was enough to kill 14 million people. Today’s emergency extension of the comprehensive ban on fentanyl will enable law enforcement to continue these seizures and fully prosecute fentanyl producers and traffickers. Stopping this flow of drugs is crucial to ending the opioid epidemic and saving the lives of our loved ones in mid and northern Michigan.”
January 13, 2020 Press Release
"People around the world this week are supporting courageous citizens in Iran as they peacefully protest Ayatollah Khamenei and his regime. They are risking their lives to protest a leader that has sponsored decades of terrorism around the world and deprived his people of peace and prosperity. The world is watching and I am willing to support additional sanctions against the government of Iran if it attacks the protesters."
December 16, 2019 Press Release
“I have seen firsthand the positive work EightCap does locally here in mid Michigan. It is outstanding to see that effort recognized with this grant which will help EightCap offer educational opportunities to young children in our communities.”
December 6, 2019 Press Release
“Residents in mid and northern Michigan sometimes have to travel long distances to meet with a doctor because there is not one in their area. It is my hope that this legislation will result in better care for patients, with more doctors living and working closer to those they care for in our rural communities where they are needed most.”
November 19, 2019 Press Release
“It is an honor to serve as a voice in Congress for my constituents and to work on their behalf when they have issues with the federal government. My office and I can help cut through the red tape, and I hope constituents in mid and northern Michigan will reach out to us when they need assistance with a federal agency. It's been especially meaningful to help so many of our veterans receive the benefits they were promised for serving our country, and that's been one of my biggest priorities since taking office,” said Moolenaar.
November 1, 2019 Press Release
“This funding will allow leaders in Clinton County to use their understanding of community needs to fight the opioid crisis in mid Michigan, as well as educate others about the dangers of substance abuse and the life-changing consequences it can have.”

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