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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.
TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally continued her efforts to engage with local healthcare stakeholders by holding a roundtable discussion in Tucson today. Approximately 20 participants representing a wide-range of healthcare interests – including individuals from local hospitals, community health centers, and insurance agencies – took part in the two hour event.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today introduced legislation, the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act, a bill to reverse a tax hike contained in the Affordable Care Act. The idea for the bill came from a constituent, Green Valley resident Loren Thorson, who sadly passed away last year. Last Congress, the bill passed the House 261 – 147 with 25 Democrats supporting.
Legislation sponsored by Congresswoman Martha McSally would fund treatment programs to help people with mental health issues who currently end up in the Cochise County jail.
McSally’s Mental Health and Safe Communities Act passed the House of Representatives last week. The bill now needs to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Obama to become law.
Provisions of the Act may support local efforts already underway that seeks to provide mental health treatment for people who commit minor criminal offenses and end up being housed at the Cochise County Jail.