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Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Urges Congress to Expand CARA Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, led by Representatives Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ), is urging Congress to provide expanded funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Currently, both the House and Senate FY 2018 appropriations bills provide funding for CARA, but there are differences in the funding levels. 

House to Vote on ‘Right to Try’ Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) and Andy Biggs (AZ-05), along with the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced this weekend that an updated Right to Try proposal will be considered by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill, formally being introduced today, will improve access to experimental treatments for patients with terminal diseases or conditions. 

Opinion: Andy Biggs and Brian Fitzpatrick: America needs the Right to Try, before it's too late

Each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with terminal illnesses. These people are fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, grandpas and grandmas. More than anything else, these individuals hope to determine their own future.

One thing these people don’t have is time.

It is imperative that Congress pass the Right to Try Act immediately, allowing millions of Americans to have the freedom to fight for their health. Time is of the essence.


By the White House's own admission, inadequate broadband access "stunts economic growth and prevents many rural Americans from engaging in the modern economy." But in President Trump's recently revealed infrastructure bill, the administration sets aside precisely zero funding for expanding broadband connectivity to the estimated 23 million rural Americans who currently live without it.