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July 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL-02) have introduced the Medicare Dental Coverage Act, which would expand Medicare Part B to cover most dental services, including preventive dental care, routine dental treatments, and dentures.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEV. — This week, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) joined a bipartisan group of legislators to introduce the Pathways to Health Careers Act, legislation to modernize the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program to better support low-income workers as they seek training and education for in-demand health care careers.

July 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives Steven Horsford (D-NV-04), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08), and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) introduced the Stopping the Pharmaceutical Industry from Keeping Drugs Expensive (SPIKE) Act, which would require drug manufacturers to publicly justify high prices for new pharmaceutical drugs or large price increases for existing drugs. Today, Representative Horsford also introduced the Capping Drug Costs for Seniors Act, which would cap out-of-pocket costs for seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D.

July 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives Steven Horsford (D-NV-04), Andy Kim (D-NJ-03), and Haley Stevens (D-MI-11) introduced the Capping Drug Costs for Seniors Act to create an out-of-pocket spending maximum for the millions of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Representative Horsford is also introducing the SPIKE Act, which requires drug manufacturers to publicly justify large price increases and high launch prices.

July 13, 2021 In The News

Nevada's Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford has made lowering prescription drug costs a key pillar of his election promises, and on Tuesday the congressman plans to introduce two bills in an attempt to help people pay less at the pharmacy.

The first bill, called the SPIKE Act, is designed to discourage quick price hikes by forcing any company that "spikes" the cost of a drug to justify the raise to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

June 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) joined his colleagues in the House Budget Committee to host a hearing with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young. The hearing focused on President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 budget, with particular emphasis on the American Jobs Plan.

June 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) joined his colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee for a full committee hearing on President Biden’s proposed fiscal year 2022 budget with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra. During the hearing, Congressman Horsford spoke with Secretary Becerra about the importance of reliable data collection to track and address health inequities, particularly with regards to COVID-19 infections and deaths in nursing homes.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford voted for the bipartisan passage of H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The legislation would ban discrimination against reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.

May 14, 2021 In The News

Representative Steven Horsford (D-NV) talked about President Biden’s American Families Plan and how to finance it, his op-ed on the child tax credit, and the impact of President Biden’s infrastructure and jobs proposals.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford joined the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support to hold a hearing on making a difference for families and youth in foster care.