The House passed a bill earlier this evening to address steep hikes in flood insurance rates facing many Mississippi homeowners and businesses. Superstorm Sandy and last year’s flooding out west were brutal reminders of what Hurricane Katrina did to Mississippi in 2005. These tragedies demonstrate the need for a strong flood insurance program to help innocent victims of natural disasters across the country.
Rural America and underserved communities struggle with inadequate access to health care. This is primarily due to provider shortages and a lack of resources in communities needing primary care and prevention education. Metropolitan areas face similar challenges in providing timely and adequate access to specialty and sub-specialty services — such as care for cancer patients and victims of acute strokes — due to urban isolation and cultural barriers. That is why we have authored a bipartisan bill, the Telehealth Enhancement Act (HR 3306), to help connect these patients with health providers through telemedicine networks.
Last week, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle launched the Alliance for Connected Care – a coalition to promote telehealth policies like my bill, the “Telehealth Enhancement Act.”
This morning, I had the honor of delivering my second Weekly Republican Address this month. But this time, I was joined by three of my friends in calling on the president to support House-passed bills that address issues he discussed in the State of the Union.
From Rush Limbaugh to Neil Cavuto, folks across the country were shocked when the White House conceded to me that they don’t know the number of Americans who have paid for ObamaCare. All we want are the facts. And this is exactly the point that I made during a conversation on Fox News.
“So we don’t know at this point how many people have actually paid for coverage?” I asked. “That’s right,” responded the official. So here’s a number we do know: 49. It’s the number of times I’ve voted to defund, dismantle, and destroy ObamaCare.
Earlier today, I had the privilege of delivering the Weekly Republican Address. In this season of sweeping resolutions, here's a chance to show how one small change can make a big difference.
Earlier today, the House passed the “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act” by a vote of 295-103. You’ve all heard me say it:Let’s put kids first. This is just what the House did today by advancing my bill that funds pediatric medical research with the money currently designated for political nominating conventions.
Creating a lifetime of hope and opportunity for our most vulnerable kids is more important than subsidizing week-long political pep rallies for the Democratic and Republican parties.
More bad news for the White House this week as the rocky rollout of the president’s signature law continues to generate broken promises. Now Mississippians are stuck navigating ObamaCare’s faulty implementation. Families are facing mandates. Businesses are saddled by new regulations. But I refuse to give up. I’ll continue to fight for the full repeal of this law. No Mississippian should have to buy expensive insurance handpicked by the White House from a broken website.