For too many people in rural Eastern Washington, getting to and from the doctor’s office is no easy task that can turn into an all-day affair full of driving. Thankfully, mobile health centers are dramatically changing the way providers are able to deliver care to their patients by bringing services directly to them – especially in some of the most hard to reach and underserved areas.
Mobile health clinics have changed the entire health care landscape in our communities, and they are helping people live more healthy and happy lives. To build on the success of these clinics, I was proud to help the MOBILE Health Care Access Act pass through the House of Representatives this week.
This bipartisan legislation will allow Community Health Centers to use their New Access Point grant funding to purchase mobile units and expand their reach to rural communities across the country.
I’m confident this legislation will make health care more accessible for those who live in our most rural communities, and I look forward to seeing it make its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
As a warrior for human dignity and human value, I will always stand up against violence, especially violence for the purpose of oppressing people. That’s why in 2018, I helped pass a bill called the POWER Act to combat domestic violence and sexual assault by encouraging lawyers across the country to offer pro bono legal […]
When I was growing up, I remember my mom telling me I could be anything I wanted to be. She inspired me to be bold and chase my dreams, which is exactly what I tell my two young girls at home. If their mom – a little girl from Kettle Falls – could grow up […]
Supporting Mothers and Children at Every Stage of Life
Earlier today, I was proud to honor the legacy of my dear friend and colleague, the late Representative Jackie Walorski, by helping pass legislation we worked on together to support women and children at every stage of life. The bill is called the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act, and it reauthorizes […]