Healthcare

Americans should not have to choose between putting food on the table or filling their prescription. The only way we can get big things done in Congress is by working together, which is why I’m proud to support H.R. 19. This...
Dialysis is a life-saving technology used by millions of Americans, but there are more advancements that can be made to increase its effectiveness and patient quality of life. This legislation would promote innovation and...
The month of October brings with it many recognizable trends: the early signs of fall, stores filled with Halloween décor, pumpkin patches and pink ribbons – the universal symbol for breast cancer awareness.
I issued the following statements regarding the recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton and my recent health care related legislative initiatives.
I applaud the Administration’s initiative on Advancing American Kidney Health and its goal to reduce the number of patients with end-stage renal disease by 2030.  As President Trump discussed today, there are over 100,000...
I’m grateful to my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee for unanimously supporting this legislation so Texas families won’t have to choose between paying their mortgage and getting the medication they need.
Last week at an emotional congressional hearing led by the House Ways and Means Committee Democrats, it was revealed the socialized medicine scheme known as Medicare for All will dangerously cancel good, quality health care...
We must work together to shut the backdoor of illegal immigration so that we can keep open the front door of legal immigration. This will protect American wages and strengthen our workforce, and I support President Trump’s...
H.R. 986 is a deceptive political ploy that simply attempts to overturn President Trump’s guidance to give states more flexibility and provide more affordable healthcare solutions for the American people. These regulations...
I joined a group of colleagues to introduce legislation to prevent thousands of people from losing their health care coverage after a federal judge struck down the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plans rule.
I, along with Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) announced a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input that will inform the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force as it works to develop bipartisan...
As The leading Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, I delivered the following opening statement at a Full Committee Hearing on Investing in the U.S. Health System by Lowering Drug Prices, Reducing Out-of-Pocket...
Health centers save lives and stimulate local economies in communities throughout Texas. Locally run, they are part of a national network that serves 1 in 12 Americans, or 28 million people. They save American taxpayers $24...
I discussed the Senate’s efforts to lower prescription drug prices for patients and warned against the socialist agenda of the Democrat presidential candidates yesterday on Fox News.  Excerpts of my interview are below, and...
Today on the floor, I discussed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s consideration of Texas v. Azar and reiterated Republicans’ commitment to covering Americans with preexisting conditions and lowering prescription...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, signed legislation Friday shielding patients from getting a huge bill when their insurance company and medical provider can’t agree on payment.
Recently on the floor, I highlighted my support of legislation aimed at lowering the cost of health care for Americans while Democrats continue to push socialist policies like Medicare for All that could kick millions of...
Texans are rightfully frustrated by the exorbitant costs and confused by the lack of transparency.One Rockport resident told me his prescriptions cost around $1,000 each month, but he can get them for nearly $850 less if he...
During a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on drug pricing, I questioned James Stansel, General Counsel for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and Michael Carrier, Professor Of Law at Rutgers Law...
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed the rising cost of prescription drugs in advance of today’s hearing in the Senate Finance Committee on the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM). Excerpts of my floor remarks are below,...

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