U.S. Congressman David Schweikert | E-Newsletter
District Update | September 21, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congressman David Schweikert
Healthcare Week in Arizona
This week I focused on discussing healthcare. I had great meetings all week with groups to discuss topics including health insurance, surgical workforce issues, the opioid epidemic, and valley fever. 

My site visit with the Frenius Dialysis center was a highlight of the week. This center is the largest provider of renal care in the world and I was able to walk through and learn about how different machines operate at the site. At this meeting we spoke about H.R. 4143 the Dialysis Patients Act, a bill I co-sponsored which helps create access for dialysis patients to integrated-care, empowerment, nephrologists, treatment and services. 

I also joined the Great Phoenix Association of Health Underwriters (GPAHU) to speak about health insurance rates and how Congress is working on healthcare reform to enable innovation and provide access to affordable health insurance. 

A special thank you to the men and women at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital that serve many patients in our community. It was great to visit and hear past patients' experiences with the great work they do and I look forward to coming back again. 
Valley Fever Press Event

This Thursday, I joined Dr. John Galgiani from the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence and Professor Bridget Marie from Northern Arizona University in hosting a press event to further discuss the benefits of the FORWARD Act. This legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to strengthen Valley Fever research and bring new fungal diagnostics, anti-fungal treatments and ultimately a fungal vaccine to patients. The FORWARD Act also provides critical resources to the state of Arizona, where 63% of all reported Valley Fever cases in the U.S. occur. 

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The picture above is the Apotheosis of George Washington in the Capitol Rotunda. If you would like to book your Capitol tour when visiting Washington, D.C. please follow this link to my website. 


I am very happy to see that the USDA awarded grants to all states for specialty crop programs. This will allow farmers across the United States, especially in my home state of Arizona, to conduct critical research and carry out extension programs for specialty crops in their state. I will continue to advocate for specialty crop programs in the 2018 Farm Bill.


This Saturday is Museum Day. Thirty-eight museums in Arizona will be participating and offer free general admission with a Museum Day ticket. This year's theme is #WomenMakingHistory to share the stories of female trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture.
Follow this link for more information. 


I met Research Professor Dragan Boscovic from ASU to discuss his role in leading the Blockchain Lab on campus. This is a great program that I wish I could have been a part of while studying there. 
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