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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 »

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 »

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 »