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(Washington, DC) Today, Representative Tom Malinowski voted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to combat the nationwide assault on women’s reproductive freedoms. The legislation would protect the right for all health care providers throughout the United States to provide abortion care regardless of unnecessary state bans and restrictions. Representative Malinowski is a cosponsor of the bill.
(Washington, DC) This week, the House of Representatives passed a provision authored by Representative Tom Malinowski to ensure the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), the United States' national repository of critical medical supplies, be adequately stocked for the next major pandemic. The language was included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bill, which works to address our nation’s most urgent health crises, strengthen lifesaving biomedical research, and bolster public health infrastructure.
(Washington, DC) Today, Representatives Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Senators Merkley (OR) and Warren (MA) led 70 colleagues in urging Congressional Leadership to include additional funding in the reconciliation package for the production and global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. In a bicameral letter, the lawmakers argue that this investment will save lives and reinforce America’s leadership in combatting the pandemic worldwide.
(Somerville, NJ) Today, Representative Malinowski shared a mid-year progress report detailing constituent services provided in the first half of 2021 and throughout his time in Congress. Since Rep. Malinowski was first sworn into the House of Representatives in January 2019, he and his staff have been committed to serving the constituents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.
(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) reintroduced the Expanding Health Care Options for Early Retirees Act, a bill to allow retired first responders—including police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel—to buy into Medicare beginning at age 50. He was joined by original cosponsors Andy Kim (NJ-3), Albio Sires (NJ-8), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24). Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio introduced the companion measure in the Senate.
Did you know that the American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed in April, includes the biggest improvements in health care coverage since the passage of the Affordable Care Act? The new law lowers monthly insurance premiums for millions of middle class Americans who previously did not qualify for subsidies, and expands coverage to millions more who are currently uninsured.
One of the main requests I’ve heard from constituents is that we need more affordable health care. The new law delivers that for New Jerseyans in the following ways:
(Somerville, NJ) This week, Representative Malinowski hosted a virtual briefing to discuss the recent changes to the state’s health care exchange, Get Covered NJ, that create significant savings on insurance premiums for New Jersey families. Rep. Malinowski was joined by Marlene Caride, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.
(Washington, DC) Today, Representative Malinowski spoke on the House Floor to highlight the health care relief provided by the American Rescue Plan. Watch a video of his remarks here and learn more at https://nj.gov/getcoverednj/.
“Madame Speaker, it’s good to be able to stand on the House floor and speak not about the crisis of the day, or even my hopes for tomorrow, but about something this Congress has done to make people’s lives better.
(Washington, DC) Today, Representatives Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to create an independent, non-partisan commission, closely modeled after the 9/11 Commission that investigated the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, to assess the nation’s preparedness and response to COVID-19 and provide recommendations to improve our country’s readiness for future epidemics and pandemics.
(Somerville, NJ) This week, Representative Tom Malinowski toured COVID-19 vaccination sites serving residents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District to learn more about the early challenges and successes of vaccine distribution in the state. On Tuesday he visited the Hunterdon County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Raritan Township, and then joined Governor Phil Murphy at the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack-Gladstone. On Thursday he visited the Union County Vaccine Site at Kean University.