Health and Human Services

From the DFL Party Platform: “We believe that all people should have the opportunity to be self-sufficient, secure and healthy. Cost-effective and adequately funded programs can help ensure these basic needs.” Here is supportive legislation sponsored/cosponsored by CD2’s Representative, Angie Craig.

Photo above: Rep. Angie Craig (MN02) speaks at a press conference unveiling plans to made the ACA more affordable.

H. R. 5790, To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program, and for other purposes.

Summary: To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig…

H. R. 4589, To make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for the transportation of highly rural veterans to medical care.

Summary: To make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for the transportation of highly rural veterans to medical care. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig…

H. R. 4927, To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the applicable percentage under the premium assistance tax credit for households with young adults.

Summary: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the applicable percentage under the premium assistance tax credit for households with young adults. (Cosponsors Partisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative…

H. R. 1863, To require the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters of the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.

Summary:This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide blood testing, during annual physical examinations of DOD firefighters, to determine and document exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Cosponsors (Bipartisan)…

H. R. 3114, To prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), and marital status in the administration and provision of child welfare services.

Summary: To prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), and marital status in the administration and provision of child welfare services; to improve…

H. R. 2775, To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to ensure protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their families.

Summary: To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to ensure protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their families. Cosponsors ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored…