As many of you are preparing to enjoy the long weekend and looking forward to spending time with your families, I am looking forward to being back on the road in the communities that I represent to hear your concerns and answer your questions face-to-face. Being out in the District and meeting you in person is so important to me, and when I finish up my Listening Tour on Monday, I will have held a town hall in every-one of the 63 counties in Kansas’ 1st District!
Kansans have always been and will remain my top priority, take a look at my list of listening tour dates and locations (shown below) to see where I will be this weekend If you already missed me, rest assured I will take every opportunity possible to revisit an area near you in the close future!
Click to watch my CSPAN segment on the future of Healthcare and Immigration Policy!
In the House
The Low Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017 passes out of Committee!
I am proud to be able to say that this week my legislation, The Low Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017 passed through the markup process of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Every day our citizens are exposed to low-dose radiation. Throughout history, radiation has provided vital tools to physicians, from x-rays and CT scans to cutting-edge cancer treatments. Yet we have a limited understanding of the health risks associated with this exposure. As a doctor, I understand the critical value of verified-research that helps physicians ensure the best medical outcomes for patients.
I am proud that my colleagues voted with bipartisan support for H.R. 4675. It is no surprise that my friends on both sides of the aisle are supporting a plan that will help doctors and patients across the country give and receive the best medical care possible. I hope we can take swift action to pass this through the House.
This week I took to the floor to discuss the success and importance of one of Kansas’ very own organizations, K94Heros. Every day America loses 22 veterans to suicide that is a rate 19% higher than the general public. This makes clear the fact that many veterans bring home wounds invisible to the naked eye, but powerful enough to affect the rest of their lives.
Founded by my friend, John Lipscomb, K94Heros provides therapy dogs to our veterans who are struggling the most. Our four-legged friends have a powerful way of helping our service men and women’s emotional and physical recovery. This organization shows that sometimes it takes man’s best friend to help heal the man.
Check out the organization here: http://k9s4heroes.org/donations/.