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Stewart and Matsui Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect 340B Hospitals During the Declared Health Emergency

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Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced a bill to provide temporary waivers for certain 340B program eligibility requirements due to the COVID-19 health emergency. This bill will protect 340B hospitals, including Utah’s Beaver Valley Hospital, University of Utah Hospital, Garfield Memorial Hospital, Primary Children’s, and others, from losing their ...

Stewart's Suicide Prevention Bills Pass Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce unanimously passed Rep. Chris Stewart’s (UT-02) National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, H.R. 4194, and Suicide Prevention Act, H.R. 5619. Following the committee’s markup, these two bills will now be considered on the House Floor. Following the committee’s markup and passage of the bill, Congressman Stewart released the followi...

Stewart Reacts to New Advancements in Suicide Hotline

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The preliminary report relating to Rep. Stewart’s suicide hotline bill, signed by the President last year, was released. Stewart’s National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2345) asks the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to conduct the following study: Perform a cost ...

Reps. Stewart and Delaney Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize Suicide Prevention Analytics

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Yesterday, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Rep. John K. Delaney (D-Maryland) introduced H.R. 7103, the Suicide Prevention Analytics Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation aims to address the gap in data reporting as it relates to self-harm and suicidal behavior. This pilot program will help improve the compilation and sharing of near real-time suicidal behavior information among care providers, ...

Reps. Stewart, Delaney, Serrano, and Faso Push for More Mental Health Funding in Bipartisan Letter

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Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John K. Delaney (D-MD), Jose Serrano (D-NY), and John Faso (R-NY) sent a letter to Chairman Tom Cole (OK-5) and Ranking Member Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-5) of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Service, Education, and Related Agencies applauding the bipartisan effort to address the mental health crisis in our country. In the letter requ...

Rep. Stewart’s National Suicide Prevention Hotline Legislation Signed into Law

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Today, President Donald Trump signed Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Senator Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) legislation, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline Improvement Act (H.R. 2345), into law. This bill aims to designate a new national 3-digit dialing code – similar to 911 – to be used for a mental health crisis and suicide prevention hotline. “This is a great day for Utah and a great day for the N...

Rep. Stewart Receives the 2018 Distinguished Community Heath Defender Award

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Salt Lake City, UT – Dexter Pearce, CEO, of Community Health Centers. Inc. presented the 2018 Distinguished Community Health Defender Award to Congressman Chris Stewart (R-Utah). Community Health Centers board of directors and community partners will also be in attendance. “I have had the privilege to visit a number of community health centers throughout Utah,” Congressman Stewart. “They fill a vi...

Stewart’s Bipartisan Bill Passes House

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Today, the House passes H.R. 3922 which included the text of Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) bipartisan bill, the National Health Service Corps Strengthening Act of 2017. The bipartisan legislation aims to reauthorize the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) for five years. The NHSC is a national program that provides loan repayment and scholarship awards to primary care, mental health, and dental h...

Reps. Stewart, Butterfield, Luján Introduce bipartisan Bill to support the National Health Service Corps

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Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT), Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today introduced H.R. 3862, the National Health Service Corps Strengthening Act of 2017. The bipartisan legislation aims reauthorize the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) for five years and increase its funding levels. The NHSC is a national program that provides loan repayment and scho...

Reps. Stewart & Butterfield Lead Bi-Partisan Effort Urging for Support of the National Health Service Corps

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in sending a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, urging the committee to support the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). The NHSC program provides loan repayment and scholarship opportunities for primary care, mental health, and dental health professionals in exchange for serv...

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