Feb 05, 2018 / Health Care

Teaching Health Centers Legislation and Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act Included in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2017) – Tonight, two health care bills introduced by Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) were included in the House Appropriations Committee continuing resolution to fund the government until March 23. The bill includes a two year extension of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program and the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act. The Congresswoman released the following statement after these two bills were included in this continuing resolution.

“Bringing more physicians to Eastern Washington is one of my top priorities, which is why I’ve led the effort to get the teaching health centers program extended,” said McMorris Rodgers. “The Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act is crucial to ensuring that those with degenerative diseases have access to the life-changing technology they need to speak and communicate with their doctors and loved ones. Both of these health care reforms will help improve people’s lives right here in Eastern Washington, and I’m proud to see them included in this bill.”

NOTE: You can find more information about the THCGME program and the Congresswoman’s legislation here.

To learn more about the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act visit the Congresswoman’s website here.

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