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Trump Picks Supreme Court Nominee

President Donald Trump announced his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on Monday evening, July 9. He selected 53-year-old Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, pending Congressional approval.

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Bipartisan Group of Senate Health Committee Members Introduce Bill to Spur Development of New Non-Addictive Painkiller
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Trump Nominates Azar for HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump has nominated Alex Azar to fill the vacancy left after Tom Price, MD, resigned his post as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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ACA Bipartisan Compromise: Update 10/19
ACA Bipartisan Compromise: Update 10/19

Oct. 17, 2017 ... HELP Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash) have released a bipartisan compromise to restore funding for subsidies that help low income Americans with out-of-pocket health insurance costs while giving states more flexibility in ACA implementation. On Oct. 19, Alexander and Murray announced 24 bipartisan co-sponsors.

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Updates from HELP Hearings
Updates from HELP Hearings
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HELP Committee's Bipartisan Effort Stalls

Sept. 19 statement from Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on bipartisan health insurance stabilization indicates work has stalled.

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HELP from D.C.
HELP from D.C.

Last month, Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D.-Wash.) announced two bipartisan healthcare hearings for September.

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President Signs FDA User Fee Legislation
President Signs FDA User Fee Legislation

On Aug. 18, President Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation authored by Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) intended to speed safe drugs and medical devices into patients' medicine cabinets and doctors' offices, while maintaining safety and effectiveness standards.

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Alexander Leads Bipartisan Support for Accelerated FDA Reviews
Alexander Leads Bipartisan Support for Accelerated FDA Reviews

By a vote of 94-1, the U.S. Senate has sent President Trump a bill addressing FDA user fee agreements meant to speed up the Food & Drug Administration's review of new drugs and devices.

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UPDATED: AHCA Off for Now

House Republicans have begun the process to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While many are still combing through the details of the American Health Care Act, reaction is beginning to flow in.

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21st Century Cures
21st Century Cures

Calling it a 'Christmas miracle,' U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander discusses the importance of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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Alexander: House Passes "Most Important Legislation of the Year" by an Overwhelming Margin, 392 to 26

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, by an overwhelming vote of 392 to 26:

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Sen. Alexander on House passage of 21st Century Cures

The House has passed by an overwhelming margin -- 392-26 -- legislation called 21st Century Cures, a bill that Senator Alexander helped write and has been working on for 2 years.

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