Do you think the gender barrier has been
broken in the political process?
We need more women engaging the political process. My own state of TN has yet to elect a woman
as a statewide officeholder.
What do you believe is the most important
issue for Congress to complete this year?
Getting the spending under control, which means
we have to begin to reshape entitlements.
Do you have an issue or topic you would like
to share with the readers?
I have introduced bipartisan legislation with Representatives Gene Green (TX), Phil Gingrey (GA), Diana
DeGette (CO), Greg Walden (OR) and G. K. Butterfield
(NC) to provide regulatory clarity regarding mobile
medical applications, clinical decision support, electronic health records and other health-care related
software. H.R. 3303, the SOFTWARE Act, takes the
necessary steps to protect technological innovation
that is filtering into growth sectors like health care.
This bill would provide the FDA with the tools it needs
to effectively protect consumers who use high risk
technologies, while allowing the innovation of low
risk technologies to continue without being caught up
in the expensive and time-consuming FDA approval
process, all while protecting patient safety.
Technology and connectivity is sweeping into
nearly every industry, revolutionizing the products
and services we rely on and it is imperative that
we work to encourage the continued development
of new technologies to improve health care and
create new jobs.
Brian and Dennis McCarthy of Blarney Castle Oil, located in Bear Lake,
Michigan, met with two members of Congress — U.S. Representatives Dan
Benishek (R-MI) and Bill Huizenga (R-MI) — in their home state in January,
where they talked about legislative and regulatory issues important to the
convenience and fuel retailing industry and their business.
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(left to right) U.S. Representative Dan Benishek; Brian C. McCarthy, vice
president of Blarney Castle Oil Co.; U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga; and Dennis
B. McCarthy, vice president of Blarney Castle Oil Co.
WOMEN ON THE HILL
women have served in
women have served in the
woman elected in the House
of Representatives was Rep.
Jeannette Rankin (R-MT)
woman to serve in the Senate
was Sen. Rebecca Latimer
Felton (D-GA), who was appointed in 1922.
She served one day.
women have chaired full
committees in the House.
women have chaired full
committees in the Senate.