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    Valadao Votes to Stabilize American Healthcare System

    WASHINGTON—Today, the United States House of Representatives considered H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. The legislation amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to better serve the healthcare needs of American families. In an effort to stabilize our healthcare system, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao voted in favor of the legislation. Following the vote, Congressman Valadao released the following statement: “Obamacare is failing. Under the law, our Central Valley communiti...


    Rep. Valadao Receives 2017 Health Champion Award

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Central Valley Health Network honored U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) with the 2017 Health Champion Award for his leadership promoting sensible healthcare policies and his continued support of community health centers. Central Valley Health Network is comprised of thirteen Community Health Center corporations designated as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) located throughout the Central Valley. These health centers provide comprehensive primary healthca...


    Valadao Releases Statement on AHCA

    WASHINGTON – This afternoon, the House of Representatives adjourned without considering H.R. 1628; the American Health Care Act of 2017. Subsequently, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement: "Our healthcare system is incredibly complex and the surrounding debate is politically charged. I commend both President Trump and Speaker Ryan for their willingness to undertake such a difficult issue. In the coming weeks, I believe Congress must come together to enact le...


    Rep. Valadao Statement on American Health Care Act

    WASHINGTON - Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement on the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare: “Our healthcare system was broken before Obamacare, but Obamacare made it even worse. Possession of an insurance card does not necessarily equate to access to quality healthcare, a reality my constituents grapple with every day. That's why we need to find a better solution." "Our healthcare system is incredibly compl...


    Valadao, Partnership for Prescription Assistance Join Together to Help Bakersfield Access Affordable Medicines

    U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) today announced that he will join the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) to hold a “Prescription Assistance Workshop” event to educate and assist Kern County residents who need help accessing their medicines at the pharmacy. With nearly 4 million uninsured California residents, there is no better time than now to share this vital information. The open house, hands-on event, will be held at the Friendship House Community Center, a facility of t...


    Rep. Valadao Named to Conference Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) today announced that he has been selected to serve on the House-Senate Conference Committee responsible for reconciling the differences between the House and Senate passed Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bills. Last week, H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill and H.R. 5243, the Zika Response Appropriations Act were passed by the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan...


    David G. Valadao: Bridging Partisan Lines

    It’s no surprise that Washington, D.C., is largely known for being incredibly unproductive. And with elected officials entrenched in partisan gridlock there’s no reason to expect that to change. However, in 2015, something did change. When I was elected to Congress, I promised my constituents I would do everything in my power to represent their best interest in Washington and that I would work with everyone, regardless of which political party they belonged to. While there is still much work to ...


    National Health Leaders Recognize Valadao For Leadership in Healthcare Innovation

    WASHINGTON – This week, the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) honored U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, DC. Congressman Valadao stated, “It is an honor to receive this award from the Healthcare Leadership Council for my work to advance innovative healthcare reforms that improve access to and quality of care.” He continued, “America is the greatest medical innovator in the world and we must continue improving p...


    Valadao Issues Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted in support of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation intended to speed the delivery of life-saving drugs, devices, and treatments to patients across America. Following the vote, Rep. Valadao issued the following statement: “Every family in America has been affected by cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease or other life-altering diseases in one way or another. The 21st Century Cures Act is a bipartisan, innovative appr...


    Valadao Introduces Indian Health Service Health Professions Tax Fairness Act

    Washington – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) introduced legislation to ensure the healthcare needs of Native American families are adequately met. H.R. 1842, the Indian Health Service Health Professions Tax Fairness Act of 2015, would improve healthcare for Native American communities by empowering the Indian Health Service (IHS) to recruit additional healthcare professionals to their facilities. American Indians and Alaska Natives currently have a life expectancy 4.1 years shorter t...

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