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  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on Reinstatement of Global Gag Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Health Care, Women's Issues

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump reinstating the Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy. His Executive Order will restrict U.S. funding to organizations that provide basic health care and family planning services to the poorest families around the world. “Reinstating the global gag rule is a threat to women’s health around the world. Studies have shows that access to family planning services actually reduces incidents of ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Leads Effort to Increase Funding for Medical Research
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) is leading a drive to boost federal funding for medical research. In a bipartisan letter to House appropriators, 196 members of the House joined Davis in urging $34.5 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “If America is to continue as a world leader in innovation and medical research robust funding for the NIH will be key,” said Davis. “Past budget cuts have threatened this critical funding, affecting medical advancements and our... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Praises Decision to Cover Diabetes Prevention Under Medicare
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) praised a decision by the Obama Administration to expand Medicare to cover diabetes prevention in seniors. The administrative action is modeled after Davis’s Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced the expansion as well as the results of clinical study showing these programs prevent diabetes and reduce health care costs. “Covering these prevention programs under Medicare is a simple a... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Votes to Renew Support Programs for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Social Security

    As millions of elderly Americans face economic challenges to sustain quality health care and in home supportive services, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) voted to renew support programs vital to seniors. The House passed its renewal of the Older Americans Act, which provides critical social and nutritional services, such as meal delivery and respite care. “We must ensure the health, welfare and future of our nation’s greatest generation,” said Davis. “Seniors deserve to live with dignit... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Calls for $40 Billion in Funding for Medical Research
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Rep. Susan Davis joined 37 of her colleagues in a letter led by Rep. Juan Vargas asking President Obama to significantly increase funding for the National Institutes of Health in his FY2017 budget request. “San Diego is a national leader in the field of medical research and NIH funding plays a key role in the breakthroughs and discoveries that are made every day,” said Rep. Davis. “Budget cuts have threatened this critical funding, affecting medical advancements and our local economy. We need t... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Commemorates 50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid with a promise of continued support for these vital health care programs. “For 50 years, Medicare and Medicaid have been a promise made to our elderly, low-income families, and disabled,” said Davis. “Choosing between basic necessities, like food or housing, and health care, as so many seniors had to do half a century ago, is simply unacceptable. It’s a promise we must keep.” President Lyndon B. Joh... Read more

  • On its 50th Anniversary, Rep. Susan Davis Calls for Renewal of Older Americans Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Social Security

    As the Older Americans Act turns 50, Congresswoman Susan Davis called for reauthorization of the program that provides millions of seniors and their caregivers with social and nutrition services. “We owe a debt of gratitude to the older generations who built and kept our country safe and strong,” said Davis. “They deserve the right to live with dignity and independence. The OAA allows seniors to do that. It’s long overdue that we renew this law to ensure that it meets the needs of today’s older... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Supports Bill to Boost Funding for Medical Research
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) voted for the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) to provide nearly $9 billion in mandatory funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to encourage biomedical innovation and research into new treatments and cures. The House approved H.R. 6 on a strong bipartisan vote of 344-77. “Medical research has always been a beacon of hope for patients and their families,” said Davis, an original cosponsor of the 21st Century Cures Act. “That beacon will burn a ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Help Prevent Diabetes in Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent diabetes in seniors and help reduce health care costs. The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act would extend the proven benefits of the national Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to seniors under Medicare. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-MA) introduced a Senate version. “Having the Diabetes Prevention Program covered under Medicare is a simple approach to preventing diabetes in seniors and saving l... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Honored with 2015 Diabetes Prevention Congressional Leadership Award
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    SAN DIEGO - In recognition of her work in Congress on diabetes prevention, the Diabetes Coalition of California recognized Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) with their 2015 Diabetes Prevention Congressional Leadership Award at a diabetes awareness event in Hillcrest. “Thank you to the Diabetes Coalition of California for this recognition. But mostly I want to thank them for all they do in the fight to end diabetes,” said Davis. “Congress can set policy and provide resources but it is the people ... Read more

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