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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April 7, 2020 Press Release
“I supported this funding in Congress because I know it is vitally needed for our community health centers. Our health care professionals on the front lines of this pandemic are doing an amazing job and this funding will help them provide care and save lives.”
March 27, 2020 Editorial
This relief package will get needed supplies to the frontlines of the public health crisis, while providing Michigan families with the help they need.
March 14, 2020 Press Release
“This legislation will help ensure that cost won't stop someone from being tested for Coronavirus, and testing is critical to understanding the full scope of the situation. We also need to make sure that Americans who are affected by this virus know that they will have the leave-time they need to recover. They should not go to work because then they might transmit the virus to another person."
March 12, 2020 Press Release
"These steps will promote public health during this serious time for our nation while ensuring that my team and I can continue the important work we do for Michigan and the 700,000 residents of Michigan's Fourth District. Constituents should be reassured that we are continuing to work for them while this situation is going on."
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."

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