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Marco Rubio, Kyrsten Sinema Urge Administration to Keep Six Protected Classes in Medicare Part...

Joining Rubio and Sinema were U.S. Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, Thom Tillis, R-NC, Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, John Boozman, R-Ariz., Roy Blunt, R-Mo, and John Hoeven, R-ND.

Florida’s Senators Join Mike Lee in Urging HHS Evaluate Expanding Ethical Sources of Fetal...

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined more than a dozen other Republican senators in signing U.S. Sen. Mike Lee’s, R-Utah, letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Xavier Becerra requesting that the agency evaluate its ability to expand the existing organ donation network to include preterm and stillborn infant donors, so as to provide an ethical alternative to aborted fetal tissue.

Vern Buchanan: HHS Needs to Send More COVID Relief Funds to Nursing Homes, Senior...

“As coronavirus cases continue to spike in nursing homes across the country, I am writing to urge you to consider dedicating a significant amount of the remaining money in the Provider Relief Fund to help nursing homes and other senior care facilities combat this deadly disease. With now more than 100,000 Americans deaths from the coronavirus linked to long-term care facilities, it’s clear that protecting our seniors must be one of the highest priorities,” Buchanan wrote Azar on Tuesday. 
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Florida Officials Start Looking Ahead to Distributing a COVID-19 Vaccine

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered an update on the matter after speaking with federal officials and executives from CVS and Walgreens.

Greg Steube: HHS Should Send Unused Funds to Help Long-Term Care Centers, Assisted Living...

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., led the letter, getting almost 20 members of the U.S. House to sign it including U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla. 

Rick Scott Wants Info from HHS, State Governors on Coronavirus Test Kits

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar, as well as all 50 governors, requesting information on the status of the cost-efficient and widely-available rapid coronavirus tests that the federal government has distributed to all states. 

Palm Beach Delegation on Capitol Hill and in Tallahassee Want Coronavirus Testing Center Help...

U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla., signed the letter. So did state Sens. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach, Gayle Harrel, R-Stuart, Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, and Kevin Rader, D-Boca Raton, along with nine members of the Florida House.

South Florida Congressional Reps Want Answers From HHS on Farmer’s Market in Verde Gardens

Last week, four Florida congressional representatives sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar asking for clarification on the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust’s application for continued use of Title V lands at Verde Gardens.

Florida Congresswoman: HHS Secretary Alex Azar Needs to Resign

The congresswoman pointed to a number of reasons, including how illegal immigrants in federal custody have been treated.