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TUCSON – On Monday, the House Ways and Means Committee released the text of the Tax Reform 2.0 package. The legislation builds on the success of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Trump in December 2017, by permanently locking in tax cuts for individuals, families, and businesses. Among the provisions contained in the bill, the package includes a two-year extension of the medical expense deduction, which Representative McSally secured after leading the effort to include it in the historic tax cut law.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Martha McSally (AZ-02), Representative David Schweikert (AZ-06), and members of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force introduced the FORWARD Act to advance diagnostics, clinical research, and treatments for Valley Fever. The legislation outlines the impact of the orphan fungal-disease and provides critical support to researchers and drug developers to find viable treatments, and ultimately a long-term cure for Valley Fever.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Martha McSally introduced the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Best Practices Act in response to the opioid epidemic that has plagued communities across Arizona. PDMPs are electronic databases that track opioid prescriptions in a state. This legislation would direct the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to coordinate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop best practice guidelines to strengthen and enhance PDMPs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after she voted in support of the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, legislation to fund the government for the next seven months, through the end of FY 2018.
WASHINGTON, DC –The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Martha McSally to allow terminally ill patients that have exhausted all other options to access medications that have passed basic Food and Drug Administration safety protocols but are still being tested in extensive clinical trials. The bill does not require participation and it does not impose a mandate on anyone. Right to Try legislation has already become law in 38 states, and Arizona’s 2014 ballot initiative passed with 80% of the popular vote.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally is leading other members of Congress in urging House appropriators to allocate billions of the budget to address the opioid crisis that has hit Arizona communities especially hard. Pima County in the Congresswoman’s district had 356 overdoses in 2016, a rate almost twice as high as any other county in Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses in 2016. In the letter, the legislators requested the funds be targeted towards those areas most in need of assistance.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released 2017 Year in Review metrics outlining her accomplishments on behalf of Arizonans last year. Among the highlights include the fact that she passed more bills than any other member of Congress, responded to 192,584 constituent correspondence, and recovered $458,190 for constituents in the last year alone.
WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the Administration declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today joined members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and Governors John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and John Kasich (R-OH) in speaking with the media about their support for common sense health care solutions to stabilize the health insurance marketplace and lower premiums for American families and businesses.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today joined with colleagues to release a bipartisan plan produced by a working group that she co-led to stabilize the individual health insurance market and provide relief to individuals, families and small businesses in the wake of inaction from Congress.