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Luria votes for bill lowering health costs, prescription drug prices

Congresswoman Luria voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act Monday which will expand access to health insurance coverage, lower prescription drug costs, and combat health disparities to improve the health care system for all Americans. Luria says the nation must “ensure health care is affordable and accessible for all Americans.” Read full …

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Public officials celebrate Supreme Court ruling supporting gay, transgender workers

Congresswoman Elaine Luria also voiced her approval for the ruling stating the no one should be discriminated against at their workplace because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “I hope this decision serves as a powerful precedent for the LGBTQ+ community to receive equal protection under the law. While this is an important step …

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Congresswoman Luria advocates for additional COVID-19 testing and more transparency in nursing homes

Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined an effort calling on the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to address the COVID-19 crisis occurring within nursing homes. Luria said across the country there is a need for additional federal support and guidance for nursing homes dealing with the health crisis. …

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Congresswoman Luria issues statement on death of George Floyd and recent protests

Congresswoman Elaine Luria released a statement on Sunday regarding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the related protests across the nation. Luria is among the many public leaders who are reaching out to raise awareness of police-related acts of violence. “I mourn the loss of George Floyd and condemn the senseless act of violence, which …

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Luria supports reducing US dependency on Chinese pharmaceuticals; cosponsors legislation

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced on Saturday that she is cosponsoring legislation that reduces the nation’s dependency on Chinese pharmaceuticals while identifying vulnerabilities in the medical supply chain. The Strengthening America’s Supply Chain and National Security Act (H.R. 6393) directs the DOD to evaluate its reliance on imported medicines. Doing so will identify what products are …

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Congresswoman Luria calls for action to fight increasing maternal mortality rates

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced on Mother’s Day she is supporting a House resolution that recognizes the nationwide maternal health crisis and the urgency of reducing mortality and morbidity among women. The resolution calls for swift federal action to fight by promoting awareness, exploring ways to address and eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes and care …

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Luria introduces legislation aimed at helping teachers get out of debt

Congresswoman Elaine Luria introduced the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act on Friday. The bill would allow certain educators — those who teach math, science, and special education classes — to receive up to $30,000 in student loan forgiveness, while other teachers would be eligible for up to $15,000 in loan relief, according to a news release. …

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