Congress Blog

We must boldly and insistently combat opioid abuse

“Prescribe until patients achieve pain relief.” A mantra that has destroyed lives and torn apart so many American families. The opioid epidemic has hit our country in a major way. Every 12 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a drug...

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To fight poverty, start with housing 

As a lifelong Republican, I am heartened by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s continuing focus on combating poverty in America. It is simply unacceptable that nearly 47 million people live in poverty in a nation as wealthy as the United States. Proposals...

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It's time to support breastfeeding

Despite all that is known about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of a child’s life, breastfeeding rates around the world are still too low. A resolution being drafted at the World Health Assembly this week would go...

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Improving food security amid growing environmental challenges

We believe agriculture has a central role in promoting long-term sustainability of the world's food supply, economy, and environment.

We’ve seen tremendous progress during the past half-century to help reduce hunger and improve food...

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National ocean policy threatens new regulatory burdens

Since its creation by Executive Order in 2010, the Obama administration has hailed its National Ocean Policy (NOP) as a non-regulatory, stakeholder-driven initiative that will lead to reduced burdens and less uncertainty for ocean user groups....

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How the FDA can save my child – and yours

“Do I look stupid in these pants?” my 15-year-old son asked me as he got ready for school. I looked up from the matzah brei frying in the pan, and my eyes welled with tears. I was overcome with gratitude that, on this particular morning, Charley’...

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