Talking Cures with Breast Cancer Survivor, Jenny Rose
Breast Cancer survivor, Jenny Rose, flew all the way from Spokane to share her story in our nation’s capital. Stories like Jenny’s are why I’ve worked so hard on the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that will help us discover new cures, so we can make diseases like cancer, ALS, Alzheimer’s, and others, a thing of the past.
Weekly Leadership Update
We have a global terrorism epidemic. But when the world looked to us for leadership, President Obama chose to walk away. Don’t miss my full reaction to the uptick in major terrorist attacks; attacks which are becoming way too common after the president chose to step aside and focus on narrow political wins over global security.
Serving you in the People’s House
Each week, my entire team and I meet to discuss how to best serve you in the People’s House. In this photo, we’re going through the calendar, talking about upcoming legislation, and strategizing how to drive our bold message across the country. (Not pictured: My office in Eastern Washington that Skypes in every week to join the conversation!)
Eastern Washington Visits “The Other Washington”
We’re so proud of our new medical school in Spokane, Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and few people know that better than Dr. Duncan Lahtinen, a local doctor who has been practicing medicine for 25 years. Dr. Lahtinen and I sat down last week and talked more about how low reimbursements are impacting small physician practices in Spokane. As more and more federal mandates are imposed on the healthcare community, practices like his are suffering. We must do more to preserve access to local doctors, that many, especially in rural communities, depend upon. BONUS: His son, John, is an intern in my Washington, D.C. office!
Energy and Commerce Forum: Conscience Protection Act
No one should be forced by the government to participate in — or pay for — abortion, especially if they don’t believe in it. But certain laws are threatening what I call a person’s “right to believe,” which is why I’m looking forward to our upcoming efforts to protect everyone, including the health care providers and church leaders who shared their story last week during this forum on Capitol Hill. With our votes this week on The Conscience Protection Act, we’ll stop the Federal Government from penalizing health care providers who do not wish to include abortion in their coverage.