Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Kagman Community Health Center, the soon-to-be Tinian Community Health Center, and community health centers nationwide would do better, if Congress provided predictable, stable, long-term funding. That was the message I sent to House and Senate leadership along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts). We want an extension of the Community Health Center Fund for at least five years, along with long-term funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program and the National Health Service Corps that support community health centers. These proposals are set out in H.R. 1943, the Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2019, on which I am an original cosponsor.