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Today, Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) cosponsored the Higher Education Mental Health Act of 2019, a bill that seeks to address the growing number of students in higher education with mental health concerns. The measure was introduced by Rep. David Trone (MD-06), and Reps. Susan Wild (D-PA), Donna Shalala (D-FL), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) cosponsored the bill, which is also backed by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) in the United States Senate.
House Democrats today voted to pass H. Res 430, legislation to give them further authority to continue their efforts to relitigate the Mueller Investigation. The resolution, passed entirely on party lines, will allow the House Judiciary Committee and other House panels to enforce its subpoenas on Trump administration officials such as Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn. Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) opposed the resolution and issued the following statement after the vote:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Ralph Abraham, M.D. (R-LA), Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (R-TN), Neal Dunn, M.D. (R- FL), John Joyce, M.D. (R-PA), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Drew Ferguson, D.M.D. (R-GA) and Brad Wenstrup D.P.M. (R-OH) released the following statements after sending a letter to the Trump administration on ending surprise billing:
Congressman John Joyce: Now is the time to lower costs of prescription drugs
Picture this scene. A patient returns to his or her doctor to be reevaluated after a few weeks of being treated with a prescription drug.
The Washington Examiner today published a profile of Congressman John Joyce (PA-13), highlighting how his medical background prompted him to run for Congress and how his first-hand knowledge of the health care industry has influenced the legislation he has worked on during his first term. The Pennsylvania lawmaker and former physician discussed his new bipartisan legislation to make generic drugs more accessible for patients and some of his broader beliefs about the future of health care. Some highlights from the story can be found below.
Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) today blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi for playing politics with three bipartisan prescription drug pricing reforms, as she refused to hold individual votes on the measures. Legislation to lower prescription drug prices such as H.R. 965, the CREATES Act; H.R. 1499, the Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act; and H.R.
Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) today released the following statement after opposing a Democratic bill that claims to protect pre-existing conditions despite the reality that it does nothing of the sort:
13th District Health Care Leaders Praise Initiative
Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reduce the costs of prescription drugs by making generic medicine more quickly accessible to consumers. Joyce teamed up on the Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act of 2019 with Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) and the companion version of the bill was introduced in the Senate earlier this April by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) today joined his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the effort to end infanticide by signing a discharge petition to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act (H.R. 962) to the floor for a vote. Speaker Pelosi has blocked this bill’s consideration 26 times during the 116th Congress.
Congressman John Joce: Let's Get Realistic About Curing Our Healthcare System
As a doctor, I ran for Congress because I have seen first-hand how ObamaCare has wreaked havoc on our health care system and caused premiums, deductibles and co-pays to skyrocket.