Healthcare

Trahan, Kuster, Welch Call for Extension of Critical Audio-Only Telehealth Services

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03), Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Peter Welch (VT-AL), members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting that the agency consider the benefits that pandemic era audio-only telehealth services have…

Trahan, Cicilline, Himes Urge Senate to Act as U.S. Passes 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) called on the Senate to pass legislation to defeat COVID-19, save lives, and boost the economy. As of this week, COVID-19 has killed more than 200,000 Americans, including 9,347 Bay Staters and infected…

Trahan, Colleagues Pass Legislation to Secure Rights of Pregnant Workers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), the sole Massachusetts Representative on the House Education and Labor Committee, supported passage of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act, a bipartisan proposal that secures pregnant workers’ right to reasonable accommodations. “As someone who worked full time while pregnant with both of my daughters, I could not…

Trahan, Moulton, Speier Request Inclusion of Servicemember Mental Health and Suicide Provisions in Final NDAA Conference Agreement

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LOWELL, MA – Today, House Armed Services Committee Members Lori Trahan (MA-03), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), along with 22 of their colleagues, sent a letter to House and Senate Armed Service Committee leaders requesting that they retain critical mental health and suicide prevention provisions in the final NDAA agreement. The provisions are a sizable…

Trahan, Balderson, Axne Launch Pandemic Preparedness Caucus

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), Troy Balderson (R-OH-12), and Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) launched the bipartisan Pandemic Preparedness Caucus, a coalition of members looking to advance results-driven, bipartisan policy solutions to challenges presented by COVID-19 and future public health…

Trahan, Sanders Lead Introduction of Masks for All Act to Curb Deadly Coronavirus Surge

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WASHINGTON, DC – As COVID-19 infections continue to surge across America and nearly 30 states impose public mask-wearing requirements, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and over three dozen of their Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House introduced lifesaving legislation today to manufacture and distribute high-quality, reusable masks to everyone in…

Congreswoman Lori Trahan Announces $665K in Federal Funding for Lowell Community Health Center

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan applauded the awarding of $665,000 in federal funding to support the Lowell Community Health Center. The funding, to be dispersed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, will be used to reduce health disparities of the Southeast Asian and LatinX populations of Lowell. “Racial disparities continue to persist across our health care…

In Advance of NDAA Markup, Trahan, Speier, and Cisneros Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Military Suicide Prevention

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), members of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced the Comprehensive Review of Military Suicide Act to strengthen the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) ability to prevent servicemember suicides by bolstering the review process of data collected on suicide…

Congresswoman Lori Trahan, House Vote to Expand Access to Affordable Health Care

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the House’s passage of H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act that will build on the Affordable Care Act by lowering health costs and driving down prescription drug prices. Passage of this legislation comes just days after the Trump Administration asked the Supreme Court…

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds $2.3 Million in Federal Funding for Fitchburg and Lowell Community Health Centers

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the awarding of another $2,359,145 in federal funding to support Community Health Connections in Fitchburg and the Lowell Community Health Center. The funding will be disbursed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for operating costs at the…