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McAdams suicide prevention bill introduced in the Senate

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams’ and Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’ (R-OH) bill —Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act— has been introduced in the Senate. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) are the bipartisan sponsors. The House passed McAdams’ bill last month. The measure directs the National Science Foundation to fund competitive research grants across a range ... Read More »

McAdams votes to give more time for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams today voted for a measure that would extend the time for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. The ERA was originally adopted by a two-thirds vote of the House and the Senate in 1972, with a seven-year deadline for ratification. Thirty-five states ratified the ERA in the 1970s and three have done so in recent years, including Virg... Read More »

McAdams backs measure to help lower insulin costs

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ben McAdams has signed onto legislation to encourage insulin manufacturers to lower their prices to 2006 levels and to guarantee insurance coverage with no deductible for those drug-makers who do so. The bipartisan Insulin Price Reduction Act (H.R. 4906) would result in the list price of the drug falling by more than 75 percent. It was introduced by Republican and Demo... Read More »

Rep. Ben McAdams’ bill to spur suicide prevention research passes House

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Behind the alarming rise in suicide across the country are heart-wrenching stories of loss. Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, related one about KSL-TV news anchor Lori Prichard in a speech on the House floor ahead of a vote on his bipartisan legislation to spur research to address the crisis. Prichard returned to work earlier this month after a nearly five-month absence following the death of her husband,... Read More »

McAdams suicide prevention bill passes the House

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Washington, DC—Congressman Ben McAdams’ bipartisan legislation to spur research on how to help stem the alarming rise in America’s suicide rate through science-based answers, passed the House today. The Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act (H.R. 4704), introduced last fall with Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, (R-OH) passed by a vote of 385 to 8. The measure directs the National Science Foundati... Read More »

Rep. Ben McAdams holds air quality town hall

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With the Wasatch Front tagged as one of the most polluted areas in the country, cleaning up the air is a top priority for residents and policymakers. “The challenge with improving our air is there’s no single solution that’s going to solve it. So it takes a lot of little things,” said Congressman Ben McAdams. McAdams, a Democrat, held a town hall meeting Thursday night in West Valley City to discu... Read More »

McAdams honors Vietnam War veterans during pinning ceremony

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Congressman Ben McAdams will honor and pay tribute to Utahns who served in the Vietnam War on Saturday morning, January 18th, in a pinning ceremony at the Columbus Center in South Salt Lake. Any Utahn on active duty, or a family member of an individual who was declared missing in action during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, is eligible to receive the Vietnam War 50th Commemorative... Read More »

McAdams votes against non-binding War Powers Resolution on Iran

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Congressman Ben McAdams released the following statement today after voting against the War Powers Resolution on Iran: “The drone strike ordered by President Trump that killed Qasem Soleimani delivered justice to a murderous terrorist who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American service members. While military force is always an option if necessary to protect American lives and the f... Read More »

McAdams response to the President’s speech following Iranian missile attacks in Iraq

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Congressman Ben McAdams issued the following statement: “I’m tremendously relieved and grateful that no lives were lost due to the Iranian missile attacks yesterday. Our military men and women have again demonstrated their skill and courage in the face of such a threat. I will continue to do everything possible to support them so they can successfully complete their assignment and return home safe... Read More »

McAdams votes for trade agreement to strengthen Utah economy; support Utah jobs

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Congressman Ben McAdams joined in the bipartisan vote to approve the U.S. Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). McAdams has been a strong advocate for passage, urging all sides to reach an agreement and for Democratic leadership to bring it to the House floor for a vote before the end of 2019. “This is a major win for Utah farmers and ranchers, medical equipment manufacturers, eCommerce companies... Read More »

McAdams statement on articles of impeachment

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"I voted yes. What the President did was wrong. His actions weakened our country and the checks and balances enshrined in our founding documents. I voted to hold him accountable for that. People who I respect have reached different conclusions on the best course of action. We must continue to work together as a Congress and as a country and I will continue working with Republicans and Democrats to... Read More »

McAdams votes against budget-busting, rushed spending package One major win – no pay raise for Congress

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Congressman Ben McAdams voted against two fiscally-reckless, end-of-the-year spending bills that are loaded with unpaid for provisions, adding an additional $500 billion to the federal debt over 10 years. The jumbo spending bills – H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865—were hastily rushed through the House with little time for reading or review. The $500 billion is in addition to new funding levels set earlier ... Read More »

Rep. McAdams' statement on articles of impeachment

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I came to Congress to do the right thing for Utah and America. I pledged to put country over party and to work with both parties and with the President to get things done. And I have. While some in Congress focused on investigating the President, I’m working to make prescription drugs affordable, strengthen Utah’s economy, protect seniors and children from predators and clean our dirty air. I was ... Read More »

Lowering prescription drug costs

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I often meet families with diabetic children struggling to afford insulin, seniors who are choosing between paying for their medication or for their household bills, and Utahns who ration their prescribed drugs to cut back on costs. This is unacceptable. And it’s the reason I work every day to lower prescription drug costs. I voted for both the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) and the Republican ... Read More »