Guthrie Remarks at Telehealth Hearing
WASHINGTON, DC –Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Subcommittee Leader for Health Brett Guthrie delivered remarks at a subcommittee hearing on telehealth during COVID-19.
Excerpts and highlights from his remarks:
On Telehealth Services During the Pandemic
"Almost a year ago today, the public health emergency began, all of our lives changed, and we all had to adapt. Telehealth was rarely used prior to the public health emergency for many Americans but has since increased substantially due to COVID-19. I have heard from mental health providers who have seen a huge growth in telehealth...
Rodgers Remarks at Telehealth Hearing
WASHINGTON, DC –Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered remarks at a subcommittee hearing on telehealth during COVID-19.
Excerpts and highlights from her remarks:
On Providing Telehealth Services in Eastern Washington
"Telehealth is a vital way for patients to access care, especially in rural communities and during the pandemic.
"I grew up in a small town in Kettle Falls and I have lived through the challenges that people face in rural communities when it comes to accessing health care. I have also visited hospitals and health care facilities all throughout...
Rodgers Statement on World Teen Mental Wellness Day
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following statement regarding World Teen Mental Wellness Day.
“This year’s World Teen Mental Wellness Day must be recognized with a unified call to reopen our schools immediately. It’s critical for teen development so they feel connected and engaged. School is where so many discover a sense of purpose and build friendships that also provide emotional support.
"A day doesn’t go by in my community that I don’t hear from a parent worried about their child in despair. That...
Rodgers Statement on President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s $1.9 trillion package, the most expensive single bill in U.S. history.
“Since the start of COVID-19, Republicans, especially my colleagues on Energy and Commerce, have been serious about working with the Majority to crush this pandemic, get children back in school, people back to work, and a vaccine to everyone who wants and needs one. Unfortunately, Democrats
Students Not Subways. Speaker Pelosi’s Pet Project Can Wait.
Washington D.C.— Today, Rep. Ashley Hinson (IA-01) led a motion to recommit to redirect $140 million that was earmarked for a failed rail project near Speaker’s Pelosi’s district towards funding mental health and suicide prevention services in states where children do not have the opportunity to receive in-person instruction in school.
Every Democrat in the House voted to keep Speaker Pelosi’s pet project.
About her “Students Not Subways” amendment, Rep. Hinson said
Rodgers, Foxx, and Walorski Lead to Protect Life in $1.9 Trillion Spending Bill
Washington, D.C.— Today, Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Republican Leader of the House Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) introduced an amendment to apply the Hyde Amendment to the entire $1.9 trillion reconciliation bill, the most expensive single bill in history. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer dollars from...
Latta Remarks at Communications and Technology Censorship Hearing
Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Subcommittee Leader for Communications and Technology Bob Latta delivered remarks at a Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing about government censorship and the silencing of political views.
As prepared for delivery:
"Good afternoon, and welcome to all of our witnesses here today for a hearing focused on disinformation and extremism in the media.
"While disinformation, misinformation, and extremism in the media are all serious issues this committee should be examining in a bipartisan way, unfortunately, today’s hearing is not about that.
"Earlier this week, several of...