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Ferguson’s Statement on Dobbs Decision

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U.S. House Republican Chief Deputy Whip Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization: “The Dobbs ruling appropriately recognizes the Constitution does not confer the right to abortion, and gives individual states the ability to regulate the practice. The Supreme Court is correct in this r...

Ferguson Applauds Bipartisan Support of the Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act

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U.S. Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) yesterday spoke on his legislation, the Behavioral Intervention Guidelines (BIG) Act, a bill to support students’ mental and behavioral health. The BIG Act was offered as an amendment to H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act, and passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 320-103. This legislation will enable the U.S...

Ferguson and Gallagher Introduce the Student Loan Accountability Act

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U.S. Representatives Drew Ferguson (R-GA) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) recently introduced H.R. 8006, the Student Loan Accountability Act. This legislation prohibits the Biden Administration from canceling student loan debt on a mass scale. Additionally, this bill prevents forgiven loans from being tax-exempt and blocks the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from sharing American’s tax data for the purpo...

ICYMI: Ferguson and Burgess Op-ed: “A BIG solution to gun violence”

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Today, in the Washington Examiner, Congressman Drew Ferguson, D.M.D. (R-GA) and Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) penned an op-ed providing a bipartisan legislative response to some of the recent mass shootings. Their legislation, the Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act of 2021, or simply the BIG Act, received strong bipartisan support in the House and is waiting for Majority Leader C...

A BIG solution to gun violence

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Washington Examiner Our hearts are broken over the recent string of mass shootings. While debates stream across America, many have doubts that Congress will deliver any meaningful change. It feels like our nation is on a treadmill, with the same arguments playing over and over after every tragedy. It is time to get off the wheel and look at proven solutions that equip communities and schools with ...

Superbugs are in Georgia. Here's how to combat them.

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Gwinnett Daily Post As an infectious disease doctor and vaccine researcher at Emory University, the COVID-19 pandemic has commanded much of my attention over the past two years. But that doesn't mean I've forgotten about the threat that is rapidly becoming the next global health crisis: superbugs. In fact, that threat just hit incredibly close to home. In mid-January, University of Georgia researc...

Doctor in the House

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buzzsprout May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to highlight common sense solutions, Dr. Burgess is joined by Congressman Drew Ferguson, DDS to discuss the BIG Act.

These are the layers to the US' national gun debate

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11 Alive News There are growing calls for lawmakers to take action to stop gun violence in the wake of the massacre Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. Right now, the U.S. Senate is considering measures that would expand background checks on gun resales and would make the wait longer to get a gun. It's unlikely these measures will pass, as gun control has traditionally met strong resistance even after mass ...

Antibiotic Resistance Could Be a Top Cause of Death by 2050, Experts Say

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Med Page Today Antibiotic resistance will become a bigger threat over time, experts said during an online panel discussion hosted by The Hill and sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday afternoon. As bacteria evolve, they can render antibiotics useless, which in the U.S. has led to more than 2.8 million resistant infections and over 35,000 deaths each year, according to the CDC. In 2019,...

Lawmakers warn antibiotic-resistant infections could spur next pandemic

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The Hill Lawmakers on Tuesday warned that superbugs — microorganisms that have evolved to resist existing antibiotics — pose a looming public health threat that could spur the next pandemic if left unaddressed. Calling the coronavirus pandemic a wake-up call for the risk of widespread infections, Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Reps. Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) and Mik...

The Hill’s Morning Report — Biden: US economy has ‘problems’; vows Taiwan defense

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The Hill President Biden while in Japan today conceded U.S. inflation presents real challenges of uncertain duration. The House is out of Washington until June. The Senate this week will work on legislation Democrats doubt will go anywhere, and Republicans are holding their breath about Tuesday’s primaries in Georgia, Arkansas and Alabama, plus Texas runoffs. In Tokyo while launching a new trade d...

The impact of antibiotic resistance: Sharing stories to advance needed legislation

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Infectious Diseases Society of America The compelling story of Mallory Smith, who lived with cystic fibrosis for 25 years and died in 2017 after a 10-year battle with antibiotic-resistant infections, set the stage for a discussion on Capitol Hill on May 18 about the growing impact of resistance, the broken economic model for antibiotic development, the need to use antibiotics wisely and how legisl...

Peloton, booze delivery perks for House staff draw GOP ire

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The Hill New perks and services in the works for House staff — particularly Peloton app memberships and direct-to-office alcohol delivery — are getting pushback from Republicans. The House’s food services vendor Sodexo, which operates House cafeterias, restaurants and in-house catering, is now offering same-day orders for alcohol online. A sign noticed by Republicans outside the Food Service Admin...

Sunday Conversation: Congressman says Perdue’s governor bid on ‘life support’

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WRLB Republican Congressman Drew Ferguson was one of the first Georgia elected officials to back Gov. Brian Kemp’s reelection bid. And when Kemp was challenged by former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, backed by former President Donald Trump, Ferguson remained steadfastly in Kemp’s corner. Now, a week from the May 24th Election Day, Ferguson is blunt about the status of Perdue’s campaign. “I believe what ...

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