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House Oversight GOP calls on Democrats to investigate Chinese influence over WHO

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By: Jerry Dunleavy, For Washington Examiner -- The Republican members of the House Oversight Committee urged the Democratic-led committee to investigate the Chinese Communist Party’s influence over the World Health Organization. The three-page letter, sent to Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of New York on Thursday by GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and the Republican Party’s ranking members on five oversig...

Johnson Leads Wisconsin Delegation Letter Supporting Major Disaster Declaration Request

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By: Sen. Ron Johnson Press Release -- WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) led the Wisconsin congressional delegation in sending a letter to President Trump Thursday, expressing support for Gov. Tony Evers’ major disaster declaration request to assist Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response. “We write to express support for Governor Tony Evers’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State o...

Grothman Supports Coverage for People with Pre-existing Conditions

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This week, at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) reaffirmed his support for retaining coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and questioned experts on ways we can lower health care costs by the use of company-operated association health plans. Witnesses included: Ms. Sabrina Corlette, Research Professor for the Center on Health Insur...

Debunking the Myth of Fetal Tissue Research

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Today, at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned expert medical researchers about the effectiveness of fetal stem cell research. Key Takeaway 1: According to the experts, stem cells created from adult samples, called pluripotent stem cells, have yielded far greater results than stem cells taken from fetal tissue....

Grothman’s Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic Passes House

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today thanked his colleagues for passing H.R. 5891, the Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act. This bill intended to help stem the opioid abuse crisis passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 409-8. The bill would establish a federal taskforce with the mission of coordinating the federal...

Grothman Doubles Down on Opioid Fight

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today introduced a bill that would significantly aid in the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic that has been plaguing America. This bill will amend the Controlled Substances Act to decrease the amount of fentanyl that carries a minimum five-year sentence from ten grams to two grams. “Opioid abuse has been a problem in America for years, but now that s...

Grothman Questions Secretary Azar on Opioid Abuse

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today questioned U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about the opioid abuse epidemic in America and the best ways to combat it. In his answers, Secretary Azar proposed several solutions found in Congressman Grothman’s bills aimed at fighting the opioid abuse epidemic; The Responsible Opioid Prescription Act and The Improv...

Grothman Sends “Right to Try” to President’s Desk

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) continued his strong support of “Right to Try” legislation by voting in favor of Senator Ron Johnson’s bill that gives terminally ill patients expanded access to treatment. S. 204, which passed the house 250 - 169 with bipartisan support, is on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLi...

Grothman Fights Opioid Epidemic Head-On

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) this week introduced a bill that would help fight the epidemic of opioid abuse in America. The Responsible Opioid Prescription Act would reform the program with the highest rate of opioid addiction, Medicaid, by reducing initial opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply, and each subsequent refill to a 30-day supply. Patients receiving hospice or palliati...

Grothman to Host Opioid Abuse Roundtable on May 3, 2018

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the opioid abuse epidemic in America on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Oshkosh, WI. Opioid addiction has been a problem in America for years, but is just now beginning to gain national attention. Congressman Grothman has fought for years to shed light on this problem and is now doubling down on his attack against opioid...

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