#IN08 Social Roundup (9/21/2016 - 9/27/2016)
Washington, DC, September 28, 2016
Fighting opioid abuse, celebrating the Constitution, and stopping ransom payments to Iran in Congress.
In case you missed it, here's what happened last week...
Deaconess-MD Anderson Cancer Partnership
As a physician, Congressman Bucshon knows firsthand the impact a cancer diagnosis has on a patient and their family. That’s why he’s working in Congress to pass landmark legislation called 21st Century Cures, which will fund the research and development of and expedite the approval of life-saving treatments. And that’s why he was proud to join Deaconess for this exciting announcement.
Service Academy Day
Congressman Bucshon met with a students from across the Eighth Congressional District interested in attending the various United States Service Academies for an informational briefing on Saturday September 17, 2016. Students that are interested can apply through Congressman Bucshon’s office until October 14, 2016. More info is available here: https://goo.gl/68LrY9.
Celebrating our founding principles
American Business Women’s Day
September 22nd was “American Business Women’s Day,” a day that commemorates women’s accomplishments in the workplace and general economy. Dr. Bucshon celebrated the day by highlighting how A Better Way policy agenda will help Hoosier women-owned businesses succeed and grow.
Students Leading Students
Congressman Bucshon’s second annual Student Leadership Summit is coming up on October 4th. Last week's highlighted speakers are the University of Evansville's Leadership Academy.
Fighting Opioid Abuse in Indiana
Last week, the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose recognized Congressman Bucshon’s efforts to end the opioid abuse epidemic and the significant role he played in helping pass comprehensive legislation. The bipartisan legislation passed earlier this year and signed by President Obama included provisions from many members of Congress, including Congressman Bucshon’s H.R. 4981, which increased Hoosiers’ access to opioid addiction treatments.
Evansville’s Newest Air Traffic Controller
Last week, Congressman Bucshon helped swear-in an air traffic controller in Evansville
Prohibiting Ransom Payments to Iran Bill
In January, President Obama transferred a cash ransom payment of $1.7 billion to Iran. As the Speaker stated this week, “We now know that the administration misled the public about the details of its arrangement with the Iranian regime. First there was a payment, but it had nothing to do with the hostages. Then it did have to do the hostages, but it wasn’t a ransom. Then the president said we couldn’t have wired the money, but all now know it turns out we could have wired the money. The administration is not just circumventing the parameters of the agreement—it is pushing legal and ethical boundaries to appease the regime.”
Opposing Burdensome Federal Rules
Congressman Bucshon reaffirmed his opposition to a new Department of Labor regulation that will cost Indiana jobs. From the House floor, Congressman Bucshon said, “This rule will undoubtedly harm Hoosier small businesses, non-profits, universities, and the jobs they support.” You can watch his full speech here: https://youtu.be/1e44AooL6V8.