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  • Lofgren on House Republican Trumpcare bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement this afternoon after House Republicans' Trumpcare bill to take health coverage away from 24 million Americans passed the House: “Today Republicans jammed through a bill that's very wrong. It's a $600 billion tax cut for the wealthiest Americans which throws millions of people off their health care insurance. It raises costs and lowers care which is why patient groups including cancer survivors oppose it.” # # # Read more

  • House Unanimously Approves Bipartisan Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today unanimously approved by a vote of 399-0 the Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act of 2016, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) to provide protections for survivors of sexual assault. The bill will ensure that sexual assault survivors in federal criminal cases have a right to a sexual assault evidence collection kit, are notified in writing before the kit is destroyed, request preservation of the kit, and are inform... Read more

  • Foster & Lofgren lead more than 90 House Democrats Calling to End to Politically Motivated Attacks on Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – In a letter to House Republican leadership released today, U.S. Representatives Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) led more than 90 House Democrats in calling for an end to the Republican Select Panel to Investigate Planned Parenthood, highlighting the most recent partisan attack on scientists and researchers: “We write to you as members of Congress who are deeply concerned with the way the Select Panel is conducting itself, specifically in its recent attempts to in... Read more

  • California Democrats urge timely renewal of Medi-Cal waiver
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation, led by Delegation Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) and Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles), today wrote the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, urging timely and full renewal of the State’s Medi-Cal waiver. The letter, signed by 37 members of the California Delegation, notes that the 2010 Bridge to Reform waiver “reduced the uninsured rate by more than 59 percent and increased Medi-Cal e... Read more

  • South Bay homeless advocate will attend Papal address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy and Human Rights, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) announced today that 89-year old homeless advocate and Morgan Hill resident Maria Skoczylas will attend Pope Francis’s September 24th address to Congress as Lofgren’s invited guest. Skoczylas, a former schoolteacher who sits on the board of directors for five local charitable organizations, has dedicated herself to community service and helping the homeless for nearly three decades. She credits Pope Francis as an inspiration for her c... Read more

  • Honda, Lofgren lead California Lawmakers in urging CA Attorney General to reject hospital sale to Prime Healthcare Services
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Eighteen California Lawmakers urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris today to reject the sale of six hospitals in the Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare Services, a controversial for-profit system that has a history of unfair business practices. The letter, led by U.S. Reps. Mike Honda (D- San Jose) and Zoe Lofgren (D- San Jose), and signed by eighteen California Members of Congress, cites serious concerns that “under Prime, patient care and healthca... Read more

  • Santa Clara County awarded $5.7 million to combat chronic disease and risk factors
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    SAN JOSE, CA – Nearly $6 million in multi-year federal funding was awarded to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to combat chronic disease and related risk factors, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), and Mike Honda (D-San Jose) today. The funds, distributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and part of the Partnerships to Improve Community Health grant program, will be used to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease and relate... Read more

  • Lofgren touts low rate increases, says ACA working in California
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Following an announcement today that health insurance rates will increase at a lower rate than before the Affordable Care Act was enacted, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation, applauded Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, and credited the federal health care law for helping individuals and families in California. “Prior to the Affordable Care Act, Californians were at the mercy of a wildly unpred... Read more

  • Reps. Zoe Lofgren & Anna G. Eshoo Lead Congressional Letter Urging NIH to Boost Efforts on Life-limiting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA-18) released a letter today from 11 Members of Congress to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), urging the health agency to develop “plans for moving forward with a strong and fully supported research program” into the life-limiting Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). In the letter, the lawmakers note that while “ME/CFS is a debilitating, complex condition affecting ... Read more

  • Female Members of House Judiciary Blast GOP Attack on Women's Health
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the five women who sit on the House Judiciary Committee, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Karen Bass (D-CA) sent a letter to Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte denouncing his decision to hold the first mark-up of 2014 on a divisive bill to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) would impose sweeping changes to current law to impede... Read more