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August 7, 2020 Statements

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K.

July 30, 2020 Statements

July 30, 2020

Washington, DC - Rep. Davis delivered the following floor statement in support of an amenderment to increase Sickle Cell Funding. 

Mr. Speaker,

I want to thank Rep. Michael Burgess who has been my bipartisan partner in this effort to continue helping tens of thousands of Americans who suffer from this dreadful disease and for all his support and dedication to this important issue.

May 22, 2019 Statements
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Danny Davis (D-IL-07) today called for increased support, workforce training, and services for children who have experienced trauma after a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study they requested revealed that states face challenges in identifying and supporting children who experience trauma. Next month, Durbin and Davis will introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation thatseeks to address the challenges in today's studyand will build off sweeping federal legislation they passed in 2018 to help children who are exposed to trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
May 8, 2019 Statements

WASHINGTON, DC –Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) and Worker & Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) today released the following joint statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent memo recommending states make a policy change that contradicts congressional intent of the child support enforcement program and threatens vulnerable children’s food security:

December 20, 2018 Statements

WASH, DC - Congressman Danny K. Davis today denounced in the strongest terms a new proposal from the Department of Agriculture to slash food support for hundreds of thousands of low income Americans by executive action in defiance of bi-partisan work and consensus in Congress, both the House and the Senate, to avoid any such cut backs. 

May 24, 2017 Statements

The Congressional Budget Office today released an updated score on the Republican “repeal and replace” health care bill.  The results are no surprise to anyone who has been following the debate.  The aim of the bill remains the same: raid the Medicaid budget for a huge, inefficient tax cut for the wealthiest Americans.  In terms of job creation and economic growth it makes more sense to spend these dollars on health care then on a tax cut.  The human toll remains unchanged: 23 million Americans will lose their health care by 2026.

March 23, 2017 Statements

Below is a joint statement by several leading children’s health groups, including The American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Dental Health Project, Family Voices, First Focus Campaign for Children, March of Dimes, and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, urging Congress to oppose the American Health Care Act.   

 

American Health Care Act would jeopardize care for children and families

 

March 8, 2017 Statements

Republican leaders introduced their “repeal and replace” legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives Monday evening.  With most media attention focused on President Trump’s unsubstantiated and provocative charges of wire tapping against President Obama most of America first heard of the proposed legislation this morning.  President Trump weighed in via Twitter this morning:

 

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