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U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Westerman, Graves Introduce Legislation Promoting Access To American Energy
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release:

House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced the Transparency and Production of (TAP) American Energy Act.

"American families have been on the front lines of dealing with the Biden administration's failed energy policies," Westerman said. "Skyrocketing gas prices, threats of rolling blackouts, inflated grocery costs, more expensive home heating and cooling bills - these ... Show Full Article

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Lower Costs of Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pennsylvania, chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, issued the following news release:

As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the country, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing legislation to lower costs for the many millions of Americans seeking opioid treatment, including life-saving medication and outpatient treatment programs. The Maximizing Opioid Recovery Emergency Savings (MORE) Savings Act would eliminate costs for opioid treatment and recovery support services for people with private insurance plans and for people ... Show Full Article

Casey Testifies In Support Of Outbound Investment Screening In Senate Banking Committee
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee in support of safeguarding U.S. supply chains and national security by screening U.S. companies' outbound investments in adversarial counties. In his testimony, Senator Casey highlighted the massive investments U.S. businesses are making in high-tech companies with ties to the Chinese government and warned of the potential risks if the United States continues to allow bad actors to play a vital role ... Show Full Article

Carper, Sullivan Lead Colleagues To Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Implement Holistic Approach To Children's Health Care
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Delaware, issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), along with Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Michael Burgess (R-Texas) today introduced the Kickstarting Innovative Demonstrations Support (KIDS) Health Act of 2022 to establish a "whole child health care" model for children and youth eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Using a "whole child health care" approach will ... Show Full Article

Capito, Colleagues Designate September 2022 As National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recently joined a bipartisan resolution to designate September 2022 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This resolution, which passed the Senate on Wednesday evening, recognizes the impact of cancer on the lives of children, urges stakeholders at every level of government to increase public awareness about the risks of cancer, and reminds Americans of the bravery of children who are diagnosed with and recover from cancer.

"Since my Childhood ... Show Full Article

Bennet, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Legislation To Improve Mental Health At Colleges
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Michael F. Bennet, D-Colorado, issued the following news release:

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and a group of bipartisan colleagues in introducing legislation to help improve college students' mental and behavioral health. The Enhancing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Through Campus Planning Act would help higher education institutions develop and implement comprehensive mental health and suicide prevention plans.

"Colorado's youth continue to face a mental and behavioral health crisis, ... Show Full Article

Arrington Legislation Would Help Congress Rein In Out-Of-Control Deficits And Bloated Spending
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, issued the following news release:

Representative Jodey Arrington (TX-19) introduced H.R. 9032 - the Controlling America's Perilous Spending (CAPS) Act - which would help rein in deficits and control the growth of spending.

"The congressional budget process is broken, and our national debt will soon reach an astronomical $31 trillion. Unfortunately, Congress has done little to impose any restraint on its appetite to spend taxpayer dollars or rein in deficits," Rep. Arrington said. "The CAPS Act is a meaningful step toward getting our fiscal ... Show Full Article