June 4th, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread from outside our borders into the contiguous United States, there was a lot of uncertainty about the characteristics of the virus.
February 19th, 2020
Rush Limbaugh recently explained why Medicare For All is bad for us. Share this with your uninformed friends.
December 30th, 2019
A survey across seven cities, including Houston, found fewer than 30% of young adults experiencing homelessness seek a medical exam after being sexually assaulted, largely for fear of involving the legal system even if they...
December 16th, 2019
Speaker Pelosi’s partisan drug plan, H.R. 3, is Washington at its worst. Aptly called the Fewer Cures Act, this government take-over plan will harm patients and stifle American medical innovation. In fact, the non-partisan...
December 10th, 2019
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...
October 31st, 2019
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...
October 14th, 2019
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.
August 13th, 2019
I issued the following statements regarding the recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton and my recent health care related legislative initiatives.
July 11th, 2019
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...
June 28th, 2019
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.
April 22nd, 2020
This unique and difficult financial situation is putting our children’s hospitals in jeopardy. We must provide funding for pediatric hospitals in our next round of Coronavirus relief so that life-changing care for kids in...
February 11th, 2020
Yesterday on the floor, I discussed the Minority Leader’s opposition to my bipartisan drug pricing bill at the expense of lower drug prices for his New York constituents.
December 17th, 2019
Our plan puts patients first, requiring enhanced consumer protections, transparency, and explanations of benefits. The Ways and Means approach respects the private market dynamics between insurance plans and providers, and...
December 12th, 2019
Yesterday, U.S. Senate Democrat Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) blocked passage of my bipartisan drug pricing bill with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for a second time.
November 18th, 2019
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...
October 18th, 2019
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...
September 17th, 2019
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...
August 1st, 2019
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...
July 9th, 2019
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...
June 19th, 2019
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.