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  • Nunes Named to Trump Transition Team
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Water, Energy, Agriculture, Public Lands, Transportation, Budget & Federal Spending, Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Trade, Environment, Defense, Homeland Security, Taxes

    Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) released the following statement today after joining the executive committee of Donald Trump’s transition team: “Today I was honored to have been named to the executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. In this role, I will advise President-elect Trump on the appointments of his Cabinet members and on appointments to other top positions in the new administration. I look forward to helping to assemble an energetic and forward-looking team... Read more

  • Rollback of ObamaCare regulation could save hundreds of Central Valley jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Reform

    The omnibus spending bill passed by the House of Representatives includes language to roll back a regulation in the ObamaCare law that put hundreds of Valley jobs at risk. The language, drafted by Republican Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) and Democratic Congressman John Carney (DE), with Congressman David Valadao (CA-21) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) acting as original cosponsors, exempts insurers from certain ObamaCare mandates on policies sold to expatriate Americans and to forei... Read more

  • Fighting the Ebola outbreak
    Posted in Nunes Blog on October 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Homeland Security

    As the number of Ebola-related deaths in West Africa surpasses 4,500, President Obama still refuses to implement a common-sense temporary travel ban on the region. He has, however, ordered thousands of U.S. military personnel into the danger zone on a dubious mission to fight the disease. If you want the facts on Ebola, including symptoms, causes, and prevention techniques, see the Mayo Clinic write-up here . On a lighter note, I recently visited the Little Caesars franchise in Clovis owned by S... Read more

  • House Approves ObamaCare Expat Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    On a bipartisan vote today, the House of Representatives approved the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014 (H.R. 4414). Co-authored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Rep. John Carney (D-DE), the bill would exempt expatriate health plans from ObamaCare regulations. These plans offer highly specialized coverage to workers who are employed outside their home country. “This common-sense bill eliminates a competitive disadvantage facing U.S. companies,” said Rep. Nunes. “We know for cert... Read more

  • There is no fixing ObamaCare
    Posted in Nunes Blog on November 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs, Defense, Homeland Security

    Yesterday President Obama announced yet another major change to ObamaCare, allowing insurance companies to reinstate policies that ObamaCare itself forced them to cancel. This adds to a fast-growing list of ObamaCare “fixes” that were unilaterally decreed by the Obama administration, including the delay of the employer mandate and a slew of short-term exemptions to various ObamaCare rules that were awarded to select companies and unions. Consider the current situation: millions of people who wer... Read more

  • Nunes, Tonko Lead Bipartisan Letter Opposing Cuts to Community Cancer Care
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget & Federal Spending

    Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) along with 110 bipartisan members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging reconsideration of proposed cuts to community cancer clinics contained in the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule. Specifically, the letter asks CMS to reconsider its proposal to cap reimbursement rates for codes related to chemotherapy administration, diagnostic imaging, and therapeutic radi... Read more

  • Shutdown aftermath
    Posted in Nunes Blog on October 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget & Federal Spending, Government Reform

    During our recent government crisis, I argued that the strategy of defunding ObamaCare through government spending bills would succeed in shutting down the government but would not succeed in ending or delaying ObamaCare. Now that the strategy has played out with little success, the Wall Street Journal – America’s largest conservative newspaper – offers this assessment: For weeks [Senator Ted] Cruz scolded his fellow Republicans as the "surrender caucus" and closet supporters of ObamaCare becaus... Read more

  • ObamaCare's flexible timeline
    Posted in Nunes Blog on August 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Just before the long fourth of July weekend, the Obama administration revealed in a little-read blog post that it would delay the employer mandate – a major element of ObamaCare – for one year. The administration had previously suspended other ObamaCare stipulations, and had offered more than a thousand “waivers” that temporarily exempted select companies, unions, and even entire states from various ObamaCare regulations. At an August 1 Ways and Means hearing, I asked Health and Human Services o... Read more

  • The Government Party
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Agriculture, Budget & Federal Spending, Government Reform, Environment, Taxes

    National Review Online The Democratic party portrays itself as the defender of the little guy, righteously battling corporate America and other powerful villains. Its appeals used to have a wide resonance, even among some members of my own family. But underneath the rhetoric and media spin, the Democratic party has emerged today as a vociferous protector of three entrenched and powerful groups -- Big Business, Big Government (specifically, public-employee unions), and the radical Left -- that pu... Read more

  • My Health-Care Alternative for the Old and Poor
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 22, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    It's time to move beyond ObamaCare. Whether it is struck down by the Supreme Court, defunded by Congress, or simply collapses from its unsustainable costs and the impossibly complicated bureaucracy it seeks to impose, ObamaCare won't work. It will depress the economy, increase the national debt, discourage medical innovation, and erode the quality of health care. The fundamental mistake of ObamaCare's architects is that they refused to recognize the systemic failure of government-provided health... Read more