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  • Culberson Applauds Legislation to Save Patients Money on Prescription Drugs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Medicare

    Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, President Trump signed legislation to end pharmacy gag clauses, which have prevented pharmacists from telling patients when they could pay less for prescription drugs, on both Medicare and private insurance plans. The House passed this legislation on September 25, 2018. Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement: “Every American needs and deserves to know if they’re getting the best prices on their prescription drugs. Many of our neighbor... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on FY19 Department of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Package
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Defense, Education

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), issued the following statement after the House passed the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019. “I’m pleased to support this vital package of bills to fully fund our military and make critical investments to support scient... Read more

  • Culberson Applauds $60 million to Support Community Health Centers Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington D.C. – Recently, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $60 million to 161 community health centers in six southern states and two U.S. territories that were impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Three community health centers in the Seventh District of Texas were awarded a portion of the funds to continue recovering from Hurricane Harvey. “After Harvey hit, Houston community health centers (CHCs) provided mental health counseling, emotional su... Read more

  • Op-Ed: Lawmakers can fight opioids by passing SUPPORT bill
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Originally Published on HoustonChronicle.com By Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) Our communities are only as strong as our weakest link. Right now, there are people in Houston suffering from an addiction to opioids. This creates a ripple effect that impacts their families and friends and their communities overall. As the opioid crisis becomes more urgent and troubling, I am working with Republicans and Democrats in Washington to deliver resources to help combat this public health crisis. Accor... Read more

  • Culberson Votes to Finalize House’s Historic Opioid Work
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Medicare

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) today issued the following statement after the House completed work on 53 bills to combat the opioid crisis, and passed as one bill - H.R. 6 - Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act. “Drug addiction and opioid abuse are exploding in our local communities and claim the lives of 115 people across our nation every day. The package of bills passed by the House this ... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on the 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on the 2018 Farm Bill. “The Farm Bill is important to America’s hardworking farmers and ranchers, and ensures that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families, continues helping those who need it most. “One of the principal reasons I supported this Farm Bill... Read more

  • Culberson Votes to Protect District 7 from Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), issued the following statement after the House passed a package of over 30 bills to address how prescription drugs are distributed and provide help for those who are addicted. “Opioid addiction touches every community in the nation. In 2016 alone, 2,831 Texans died of an opioid overdose, which is a 7.4 percent increase from 2015. Additionally, more than half... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on Right to Try Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Representative John Culberson (TX-07) issued the following statement after the Right to Try Act passed the House. “This bill is for families that have tried every available option to help a terminally-ill loved one. In 2013, I met a young woman from Texas with terminal ovarian cancer. I tried to help her get access to alternative treatments that were not yet approved by the FDA. Unfortunately, she passed away before she could get the help she needed. “Just like her, others suf... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on FY18 Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Border Security and Immigration, Energy, Health Care, Transportation, Appropriations, Budget, Defense, Education, Foreign Affairs, Medicare, NASA, Second Amendment Rights, Taxes, Restoring Congressional Authority , Flooding

    Washington D.C. - Today Representative Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1625 (115), the omnibus appropriations bill: “The FY18 omnibus makes critical investments to the safety, security and prosperity of our nation. While this bill is by no means perfect, it includes many critical conservative priorities and fulfills Congress’s most vital responsibility to provide for the common defense. This funding bill provides the largest increase in defense spen... Read more

  • Rep. Culberson Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Appropriations, Budget, Defense, Flooding

    Washington D.C. - Representative John Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed another short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government until March 23, 2018: “I voted for this continuing resolution to keep our government open, because I support our incredible men and women in uniform and the dedicated community health centers that serve over 27 million people across our nation. “This legislation provides full year funding f... Read more

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