We can't afford to have Washington bureaucrats and the federal government dictating individual health care needs. Our health care system is failing patients across the country. Hardworking families struggle to pay their medical bills. Congress must act to alleviate this pain and stress by putting patients and doctors at the forefront of the decision-making process which will help drive down costs, improve quality, and create more accessible and affordable health care options for families.

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for mental health care. I am holding public forums, bringing additional federal mental health resources to states, and partnering with health care professionals, teachers, and parents to meet the needs of our community.

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March 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) joined CBS 58 last night to discuss recent reports that the State of Wisconsin underreported nearly 1,000 COVID deaths in long-term care facilities. This news follows Steil’s efforts to investigate the coronavirus outbreak and deaths at the state-run Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove.

January 11, 2021 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) received a response from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers regarding information on the State of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. You can find the letter here. In December, Steil and U.S.

December 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) urged Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to provide transparency on Wisconsin’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. Steil was joined by Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin in this request.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN—Today at a press conference in Kenosha, Congressman Bryan Steil announced a $4.4 million grant for Southeast Wisconsin to eliminate lead paint from low-income homes. Steil joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan, HUD Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery, Kenosha County Human Services Director John Jansen, and Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit at the Kenosha County Job Center for the announcement.

October 7, 2020 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today, Bryan Steil was the featured speaker during a live virtual panel with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Racine County. During the Zoom meeting with NAMI Racine County, Steil discussed his bill, the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Support During COVID-19 Act, and work in Congress to provide mental health resources to Southeast Wisconsin.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Today at Mercyhealth Hospital in Janesville, Bryan Steil honored Dr. Frank Brodkey of Milton as Wisconsin’s First Congressional District’s Health Care Professional of the Year. Steil also recognized Emily Bundy, RN, of Janesville, Casey Stubbs, RN and Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator, of Janesville, and the COVID-19 unit team as Health Care Heroes.

August 6, 2020 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Bryan Steil listened and spoke with parents, doctors, and experts today during the virtual Children’s Mental Health Forum. Panelists from a variety of local, state, and federal organizations provided insight on mental health challenges facing our children and best practices, especially during the coronavirus crisis.

August 3, 2020 Press Release

Bryan Steil will hold a virtual Children’s Mental Health Forum on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10am CT. Steil and local, state, and federal panelists will bring attention to issues surrounding children’s mental health, ending the stigma, learning best practices, and understanding COVID-19’s impact on children. Last year, Steil held a Children’s Mental Health Forum at Case High School in Racine.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As schools begin making decisions about when and how to reopen, Bryan Steil is working with Republicans and Democrats to ensure students, teachers, and staff are safe while in the classroom. Steil cosponsored H.R. 7029, the Protect our Children from COVID-19 Act, to require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a study, by August, on the transmissibility of COVID-19 in children.

June 24, 2020 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Bryan Steil is now accepting submissions for the Wisconsin’s First Congressional District’s Health Care Worker of the Year Award. This award recognizes an unsung hero in our community who has gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.