Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Message from Congresswoman Love
3:42 PM

A Message from Congresswoman Love


Thank you for your continued support, and for the privilege to represent the businesses in Utah’s 4th District.  I appreciate the opportunity to keep in touch and share my work with you.
Health Care
Congress continues to take on the serious challenges facing this nation.  That includes the recent passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628).  The reality is that the Affordable Care Act is collapsing.  As many of you know, Americans are increasingly facing higher premiums, deductibles, and fewer choices for health care.    The AHCA is just a start, but lays the groundwork for protection for those with pre-existing conditions, while giving states greater flexibility to lower premiums and stabilize the insurance market.  Women’s access to health services will be expanded by directing money to community health centers.  Utahns, not the federal government, should decide what is best for them and their health care.   
Financial Services Committee
Next week, the House is expected to vote on ‘The Choice Act’, a bill to relieve business owners of the burdens imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act.  The bill has gained popularity in the House, and will be a first step in doing away with economy-smothering regulations to restore sanity to our financial markets and business.  
Bills I am sponsoring
H.R. 2582, The Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act will allow Utah’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) to acquire certain BLM lands for the benefit of Utah’s public education institutions.  For example, the bill would facilitate the sale of about 500 acres of BLM land in Utah County, and proceeds from that sale would go to Utah State University.
H.R. 2555 The Veterans’ Health Care Integrity Act will provide greater oversight and strengthen accountability within the VA.   The bill would require each VA medical facility director to annually certify compliance with scheduling directives, (so vets can see a doctor in a timely manner), and would make six additional VA Deputy Under Secretary positions subject to Senate confirmation.  The bottom line is it aims to reduce wait times and prevent data manipulation.
H.R. 2172 The FFOCUS Act: Simply restores Congress’ original instructions to the Federal Reserve Board by eliminating the mandate, added in 1978, to include ‘maximum employment’ as one of its explicit policy goals. 
H.R. 421 Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act: incentivizes manufacturers of routine use contraceptives to file an application with the FDA to sell their products of their products Over the Counter (OTC). 
H.R. 1167 Enhancing Opportunities for Medical Doctors Act of 2017:  Helps the physician shortage at hospitals in the U.S. by redistributing funding for medical education in new medical specialties, hospitals in rural and underserved areas and newly established medical schools. 
H.R. 864 Stop Debt Collection Abuse Act of 2017:  Closes a loophole which would stop abusive practices by debt collectors, by including abusive practices by private debt collectors who work on behalf of federal government agencies. 
H.R. 1495 Fair Treatment for Families of Veterans Act:  I am re-introducing this bill that would extend the end date of certain veteran benefits to families members to extend the benefits to the ‘last day of the month during which a veteran dies’, instead of the ‘last day of the month before’.

H.R. 395 One Subject at a Time Act: Would eliminate the complex, multi-faceted bills that contain controversial measures in must-pass legislation. For example a ‘road to nowhere’-style bill folded into a budget resolution. 

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