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Balderson Recap: Looking Back at 2023

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This past January marked the beginning of the 118th Congress. With Republicans regaining control of the House of Representatives, we were able to bring oversight and fiscal responsibility back to Washington.  At the start of the year, I was selected to serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has the broadest jurisdiction of any committee in Congress–from securing our…

Balderson-Led Bill to Combat Opioid Addiction Passes House, Heads to Senate

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WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, the House overwhelmingly passed the Remote Opioid Monitoring Act by a vote of 386-37. The bill, which was introduced by U.S. Representatives Troy Balderson (OH-12) and Robin Kelly (IL-02) in June, would direct the federal government to conduct a study on the benefits and efficacy of remote monitoring technology that would enable healthcare providers to…

Balderson, Kelly Introduce Legislation to Combat Prescription Opioid Abuse

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) introduced legislation to enable health care providers to track and ensure the well-being of patients who are prescribed opioids. The Remote Opioid Monitoring Act would create a study focusing on the benefits and efficacy of remote monitoring.  “The opioid epidemic has been indiscriminate,…

Balderson Applauds Passage of Legislation Cracking Down on Drug Traffickers, Saving Lives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Troy Balderson announced the passage of the HALT Fentanyl Act in the House of Representatives today, which provides law enforcement with the necessary certainty and stability to go after drug traffickers and keep illicit fentanyl out of our communities. "The HALT Fentanyl Act will save lives and help put traffickers…

Balderson Issues Statement on the Passage of the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023

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Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) released the following statement today following the passage of the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023: "Every child born in America today is starting off with a $100,000 share of the $31 trillion national debt hanging over their heads. "This is unsustainable, irresponsible, and cruel to future generations. The Limit, Save, Grow Act is a sensible plan…

Office of Congressman Troy Balderson to Host Mobile Office Hours at Licking County Library

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Caseworkers and field staff from the Office of U.S. Congressman Troy Balderson will be available for in-person office hours at the Licking County Library on Thursday, March 9, 2023. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. "I am proud of the team I have assembled to serve the residents of Licking County," said Congressman Balderson. "My staff offers…

Balderson Selected to Serve on House Energy and Commerce Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, Congressman Troy Balderson was selected by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve on the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee. “I am honored by my colleagues’ trust in selecting me to serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee for the 118th Congress,” said Rep. Balderson. “This…

Telehealth Champions Balderson and Axne Continue Expansion Efforts, Reintroduce Key Bipartisan Legislation

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA)—a bipartisan team that has championed the responsible, permanent expansion of telehealth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—today reintroduced their flagship legislation, the KEEP Telehealth Options Act. The bill would instruct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Medicare Payment…

House Passes COVID Relief, Government Funding Package That Includes Multiple Balderson Priorities

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bipartisan, bicameral appropriations legislation that authorizes $900 billion in targeted COVID-19 relief for American families, hospitals, small businesses, schools, local governments, and more. The legislation includes multiple of Congressman Troy Balderson’s (R-OH) top priorities, including the ability for small…

Balderson introduces Drug-Impaired Driving Education Act

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U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) on Aug. 28 unveiled bipartisan legislation that would direct the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to establish a two-year, $10 million federal grant program for states to educate Americans on the dangers of drug-impaired driving. “This legislation takes critical steps to educate our communities about the risks associated with drug-impaired driving,…

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