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May 3, 2021 Press Release

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors today unanimously passed a resolution to support a bill introduced by Rep. Greg Stanton to extend justice to Downwinders in lower Mohave and Clark Counties.

March 26, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Greg Stanton announced that community health centers in Arizona’s Ninth District will receive more than $32.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to accelerate vaccine distribution for low income and minority populations. The Department of Health and Human Services named Native Health, Mountain Park Health Center, Valle del Sol, Adelante Healthcare and Terros Inc. to receive funding.

In total, 23 community health centers across the state will receive more than $135 million.

March 8, 2021 Press Release
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler today confirmed that the committee will soon hold a hearing on the impacts of radiation exposure for Downwinders, an issue championed by Rep. Greg Stanton. Stanton, the sponsor of H.R. 612, the Downwinders Parity Act of 2021, has been working to deliver justice for Downwinders in Mohave County, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada.
February 11, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton today reintroduced his bill to require warning labels on addictive prescription painkillers—an important step, he says, to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. Stanton originally introduced the bipartisan Lessening Addiction by Enhancing Labeling (LABEL) Opioids Act during his freshman term.
January 27, 2021 Press Release
On the National Day of Remembrance for Downwinders, Rep. Greg Stanton renewed his commitment to bring justice to victims of radiation exposure in Mohave County in northwestern Arizona and Clark County in southern Nevada. He will introduce the Downwinders Parity Act of 2021 later this week. Stanton began his fight in the last Congress by pushing to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), which makes it possible for victims of illnesses resulting from atmospheric nuclear testing and uranium industry employment to file claims with the Department of Justice. His bill would update RECA to include both Mohave and Clark counties as affected areas—a change Stanton argues is long overdue.
November 19, 2020 Press Release
To help protect seniors’ access to health care coverage, Rep. Greg Stanton called for an extension to the Federal Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Period deadline. Stanton made the request yesterday in a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma. The current deadline to enroll is December 7.
October 28, 2020 In The News
For months, Rochelle Chee diligently went to the Phoenix Indian Medical Center for prenatal checkups. She knew a midwife and other staff there well and felt confident in the idea of going to the facility to deliver her first baby, who was growing big, in the 90th percentile for his gestational age. That’s why the Navajo woman was shocked when, at 40 weeks pregnant, she learned the hospital had shut down its obstetrics services with no prior notice.
September 25, 2020 In The News
Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton is urging House leadership to expand compensation for victims of radiation exposure in the Southwest in a future COVID-19 relief package. Stanton says many residents, known as Downwinders, are more vulnerable to COVID because of higher rates of leukemia, lymphoma, as well as brain, lung and pancreatic cancer, among several other conditions.
September 13, 2020 In The News

Danielle Stephens ran her fingers down a long list of her relatives' names and sighed.

All of them had been diagnosed with cancer. Most of them had died, many before they were 55.

July 17, 2020 Press Release

As the U.S. House prepares to consider the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, current and former residents of Mohave County, Arizona are asking Congress to adopt a measure that would bring justice to victims of radiation exposure. Earlier this week, Reps. Greg Stanton and Paul Gosar introduced a bipartisan amendment to the NDAA to support Downwinders in Mohave County and Clark County, Nevada—a continuation of their work together on the issue.

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