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Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on Food and Drug Administration Decision to Grant Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

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(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years and older: “Nearly a year ago, a novel virus emerged from China that spread…

Indiana expands capacity for Coronavirus testing

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Washington, D.C. (WEHT) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement Monday announcing additional funding for 28 health centers in the amount of $10,980,583 by the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand capacity for coronavirus testing, purchase additional personal protective equipment (PPE) and train new medical and support staff across the…

Bucshon: Federal relief will help country recover

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U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-8th, whose original profession was in health care, said he has never seen any virus affect the country like the novel coronavirus pandemic. “This has been unprecedented,” he said. “Even if you look back through the end of February, first of March, people across the country, both politically and otherwise, still didn’t feel like it was gonna turn into the…

With COVID-19 front and center, Congress likely to beef up HHS budget

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With the CDC saying Tuesday that it’s not if but when COVID-19 becomes more widespread in the U.S., now is not the time to cut the budgets of programs and agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). That message was repeated throughout a hearing Wednesday, Feb. 26, in which the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health quizzed HHS Secretary Alex Azar on both the…

HHS Secretary Defends President Trump at Coronavirus Hearing: ‘He Didn’t Say’ Virus Will Just Go Away

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Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar corrected the record when a lawmaker misrepresented what President Donald Trump has said about the coronavirus at a House hearing on Wednesday. “All of you know the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency and our administration now has declared it a public health emergency,” Congresswoman…

Getting pregnant women access to care in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- New ideas are being suggested to help mothers get healthy and stay healthy after giving birth. Federal and state lawmakers from both parties met Friday to discuss ways to lower Indiana’s maternal and infant death rates. “Anything is better than what we have now,” said Dr. Jeff Reinhardt, an OBGYN at IU Health University Hospital. Reinhardt doesn't think U.S.…

IN Focus: Indiana lawmakers react to Senate acquittal vote, State of the Union

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INDIANAPOLIS - This week, Indiana lawmakers are reacting to a consequential week in politics, after President Trump was acquitted by the Senate to end the impeachment trial that dominated the conversation in Washington in recent weeks. Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) told reporters he was ready to move on, and disagreed with those like Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) who felt the President should have…

Mitchell sponsors National School Choice Week resolution

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U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI) on Jan. 27 unveiled a resolution that expressed support for the designation of the week of Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, 2020 as National School Choice Week. “It is important we continue to work together to empower families with educational options they need to prepare students for future success,” said Rep. Mitchell, who serves as co-chair of the Congressional…

Lucas, Bucshon, Womack applaud end of federal overreach on U.S. bodies of water

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U.S. Reps. Frank Lucas (R-OK), Larry Bucshon (R-IN), and Steve Womack (R-AR) praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army for replacing the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule with one that ends federal overreach. Rep. Lucas said the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule will continue to protect the...nation’s farmers and landowners and…

IN Focus: Braun, Carson, Bucshon discuss impeachment trial

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INDIANAPOLIS - While some members of Indiana's congressional delegation are staying relatively quiet on the ongoing impeachment trial, others have been quite vocal about the proceedings as House managers wrap up their case in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) has been highly visible in recent days, defending the President and appearing with fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham…