“As your Member of Congress, I remain committed to protecting the significant strides we have made and ensuring all Americans can receive the quality and affordable healthcare they deserve.”
-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell
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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to pass the Build Back Better Act out of the House Ways and Means Committee. This historic $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package will level the playing field for working families, expand opportunity, and rebuild our economy to be more equitable and inclusive. Passage follows nearly 40 hours of debate by members of the House Ways and Means Committee during which Rep.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) will host a live telephone town hall with special guests Dr. David Hicks, Dr. Stephanie McClure, William Barnes, and David Young. Topics will include President Biden’s historic Build Back Better Agenda, the status of COVID-19 and vaccinations in Alabama, rental assistance, and H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The hour-long event will conclude with a Q&A session during which Rep.
Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) joined Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) in introducing H.R. 5067, the Preserving Patient Access to Home Infusion Act. This bipartisan bill would ensure patients with serious viral and fungal infections, heart failure, immune diseases, cancer, and other conditions receive the intravenous (IV) medications they need while at home.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that she secured the inclusion of over $7.8 million for eight community projects in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District in House Democrats’ FY2022 government funding bills. With the passage of these bills in the House of Representatives this week, funding for these community projects has cleared a key hurdle. The bills must now face negotiations in the Senate.
Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to pass nine of House Democrats’ Fiscal Year 2022 spending bills to fund the federal government through 2022 and make historic investments in working families, infrastructure, health care, education, and our veterans. The bills also include funding for key issues important to Alabama’s 7th District.
Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that she will be an original co-sponsor of the Medicaid Saves Lives Act, legislation that would create a federal Medicaid-style program for those living in states like Alabama that have refused to expand Medicaid. The bill, led by Reps. Kathy Manning (D-NC-6), Kathy Castor (D-FL-14), Nikema Williams (D-GA-5), Lucy McBath (D-GA-6), Marc Veasey (D-TX-33), Gwen Moore (D-WI-04) and Deborah Ross (D-NC-2), was introduced today.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced $10,335,040 in funding for Alabama’s small rural hospitals to support COVID-19 testing and mitigation. The funds, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP), were secured through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) which passed in March with the support of House and Senate Democrats.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) applauded the passage of H.R. 239, the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act. This legislation would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs from requiring co-pays from veterans for contraceptive care, ensuring that women veterans have equal access to the same no-cost contraceptives as their non-veteran counterparts.
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Drew Ferguson (GA-03) introduced the Save Rural Hospitals Act of 2021. This legislation would help curb the trend of hospital closures in rural communities by ensuring fairness in Medicare hospital payments through reimbursements from the federal government. As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, rural hospitals continue to lose revenue despite playing an essential role in serving their communities and providing lifesaving care during the largest public health crisis in a century.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Vern Buchanan (FL-16) introduced the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act. This bipartisan legislation would improve research and treatment for chronic kidney disease and kidney failure by increasing awareness and education, improving payments systems, incentivizing innovation, and expanding patient choices.