Health Care

Bacon Supports Import Expansion of Baby Formula

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) joined his colleagues in passing H.R. 8351, the “Formula Act,” which would temporality suspend all tariffs on imports of baby formula. This suspension would last through December 31, 2022. “We are still seeing lower supplies of baby formula in our stores, and we need to help American families easily find it,” said Bacon. “In addition, with inflation...

Bacon Supports Life, Votes Against Radical Federal Abortion Bills

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-R) today voted against both H.R. 8296, the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022” and H.R. 8297, the “Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022.” The first bill allows abortion up to birth and restricts religious freedoms of medical providers. The second bill is aimed at stripping state laws and federalizing access to abortion medication. “This legislation goes f...

Bacon Votes to Provide Health Care to Millions of Veterans

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Washington, DC – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-R) voted in favor of S. 3373, the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, which will finally recognize military toxic exposure—from contaminated water at military bases, airborne hazards from burn pits, or radiation from atomic testing—as a cost of war and provide healthcare for potentially 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxins. The legislation passe...

Steil leads GOP effort calling for release of most-recent data on youth suicides

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Ahead of the national launch of the 9-8-8 Mental Health Hotline, U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI) led 19 of his Republican colleagues in requesting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release finalized 2021 data on suicides among children in America as soon as possible. [...] In their letter, the members asked that Walensky work with them to address the mental health outcomes for...

Bacon Votes To Restore Mental Health For Americans

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act: “People battling substance use disorders or suffering from severe mental illness, especially children, will greatly benefit from the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act which supports states and comm...

BACON VOTES TO RESTORE MENTAL HEALTH FOR AMERICANS

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act: “People battling substance use disorders or suffering from severe mental illness, especially children, will greatly benefit from the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act which supports states and comm...

Newhouse Urges Biden Administration to Act on Medical Dye Shortage

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined 29 of his House Republican colleagues in a letter to President Biden about the nationwide shortage of intravenous contrast fluids in hospitals. These fluids are essential in performing Computer Tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect cancer and other serious conditions. The supply chain crisis and recent COVID-...

Collins’ Federal Firefighters Fairness Act headed to full Senate for action

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The U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 25 advanced a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that would provide federal workers’ compensation to firefighters who contract certain illnesses as a result of their service. The full chamber will now consider the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, S. 1116, which Sen. Collins introduced in April 2...

U.S. House vote to expand federal firefighters benefits seen as step toward parity

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WASHINGTON – Years after firefighters extinguish a blaze, after the smoke has lifted and ashes have cooled, the people who risked their lives to contain the fire face another danger: cancer and cardiovascular disease resulting from exposure to smoke and heat. Government and academic studies have shown firefighters are 9% more likely to develop cancer and 14% more likely to die from it, due to the...