Health Care

Long votes in favor of the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3922, the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act:“Today, the House of Representatives voted in favor of extending important public health priorities,” said Rep. Long. “This bill extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other public health programs such as the ... Read more »

Long and Matsui reintroduce revised bill seeking to improve HHS cybersecurity

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House Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) today introduced H.R. 4191, the HHS Cybersecurity Modernization Act, legislation to address cyber threats to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).Since last Congress, the Energy and Commerce Committee has held hearings that examined health care cybersecurity efforts and the Health Care Indu... Read more »

Long votes to reduce spending, and rein in the deficit

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– Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) released the following statement after the passage of the House FY2018 Budget, Building a Better America:“I made a promise to cut spending, promote job creation and protect this country,” said Rep. Long. “Today I voted in favor of the FY18 budget. This bill will balance the budget within 10 years, prioritize regulation reform, pave the way for tax reform, limit th... Read more »

Long comments on the passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act

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– Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018. This bill funds critical federal functions, such as law enforcement and infrastructure while reducing wasteful spending on unnecessary programs, such as programs that promote Obamacare.“Today, the House passed H.R. 3354, the Make America ... Read more »

Long votes to make America secure again

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3219, Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018.“Today I voted in favor of providing for our military, securing the border, maintaining nuclear security and supporting the nation’s waterways infrastructure,” said Rep. Billy Long. “The Make America Secure Appropriations Act will decrease our dependence on ... Read more »

Long introduces bill to close treatment gap for newborns

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) introduced H.R. 2641, the Promoting Life-Saving New Therapies for Neonates Act, in the House today. This legislation will help close the treatment gap for newborns that is crucial for making sure they have access to the best care possible from day one.“For far too long newborns have lacked quality care that is imperative to their health,” said Rep. Billy Long. “Each... Read more »

Obamacare continues to let Missourians down

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Today Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City announced that it will no longer be offering individual Affordable Care Act plans in 2018. Below is Congressman Billy Long’s (MO-07) statement:“Earlier last year I talked about the possibility of this happening, and today that possibility became a sad reality for Missourians covered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City,” said Rep. Long.“Rough... Read more »

Long comments on the passage of the American Health Care Act

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today regarding the passage of the American Health Care Act:“Today House Republicans made good on their promise to the American people and passed the American Health Care Act,” said Rep. Long. “With 84 percent of Missouri counties only having one option under the Obamacare exchanges, something had to change. I promised my constituents ... Read more »

Long votes to advance Obamacare repeal

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today regarding his vote on the budget resolution that would pave the way to repeal Obamacare:“I made a promise to my constituents that I would repeal and replace this disastrous health care law and today I took one of the first steps to follow through on that promise,” said Rep. Long.“With premiums rising, Obamacare continues to let th... Read more »

Long comments on the passage of the final 21st Century Cures bill

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Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued a statement today following the passage of the final 21st Century Cures bill.“21st Century Cures is a bipartisan bill that will have a tremendous impact on medical research for many years to come,” said Rep. Long. “This piece of legislation, which includes my provision allowing for further communication between drug manufacturers and heath care professionals, ... Read more »