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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Food and Drug Administration

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization […]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Honoring Their Sacrifice

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

As a 24-year U.S. Army veteran and a Congresswoman representing a state with thousands of Gold Star Families, active-duty military, and retired servicemen and women, one of my top priorities in Congress is looking out for their best interests. Tragically, many veterans who have served our country suffer from emotional trauma such as depression, anxiety, […]

Miller-Meeks DUMP Opioids Act Unanimously Passes the House, Heads to POTUS

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, July 27th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ (IA-02) Dispose Unused Medications and Prescription (DUMP) Opioids Act passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 424-0. This bipartisan legislation would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have physical locations for the […]

Miller-Meeks & Brownley Introduce Legislation to Support VA Healthcare Workers

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, June 4th, 2021, Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) introduced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Modernization Act. This legislation would, for the first time in 30 years, increase the amount of money the VA is permitted to reimburse clinical employees for continuing professional education expenses. “Ensuring […]

Miller-Meeks & Luria Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Ready Reserve Corps

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, May 7th, 2021, Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) and Elaine Luria (VA-02), both veterans and members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced the Public Health Service Ready Reserve Improvement Act. This bipartisan legislation grants members of the Ready Reserve Corps the same status as reservists from the other uniformed services for the purposes […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Outlines Inspection and Assessment Activities During Pandemic, Roadmap for Future State of Operations

Food and Drug Administration

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new report titled, “Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight,” outlining the agency’s inspectional activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and its detailed plan to move toward a more consistent state of operations, including the FDA’s priorities related to this work going forward. “Like most organizations around the […]

FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Over-the-Counter CBD Products for Pain Relief

Food and Drug Administration

Products Listing CBD as Inactive Ingredient Cited for Unapproved Drug and Misbranding Violations The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to two companies for selling products labeled as containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Specifically, the warning letters address the illegal marketing […]

Miller-Meeks Visits Border to See Crisis Firsthand

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

 EL PASO, T.X.—Today, March 15th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, joined a group of members on a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet with border patrol agents and assess the situation on the ground. During the trip, members toured the El Paso Central Processing Center. […]

MILLER-MEEKS CAMPAIGN ATTORNEY’S STATEMENT FOLLOWING HOUSE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE ACTION TODAY

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

OTTUMWA, Iowa – Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ campaign attorney, Alan Ostergren, issued the following statement today in response to the House Administration Committee’s action on the motion to dismiss defeated Democratic candidate Rita Hart’s notice of contest of Miller-Meeks’ state-certified victory last year: “The committee’s vote today was procedural. Congresswoman Miller-Meeks’ motion to dismiss is still […]

FDA In Brief: FDA Provides Agricultural Biotechnology Curriculum for Middle and High School Students

Food and Drug Administration

“The FDA’s new, interactive, supplementary curriculum is designed for use in middle and high school science classes to help students learn about food agriculture and the use of biotechnology, such as the genetic engineering of plants, in our food supply. A team of U.S. teachers in the fields of agriculture, biology, environmental science, technology and […]

                   

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