REP. GREEN: Standing Up For Medicaid Expansion


My colleagues and I have been advocating for the implementation of the Medicaid expansion the way voters intended. Although we don’t want any restrictions or sideboards, other Representatives have a different idea in mind. In the Health and Welfare Committee, several pieces of legislation have been presented that would create work requirements for citizens applying … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Standing Up For Medicaid Expansion

REP. GREEN: HB 277, Medicaid Sideboard Bill


HB 277, Medicaid sideboard bill was just rushed to floor for debate from the 2nd reading calendar. Rules were suspended. At the same time we all just received, on our desk, clarification of the confusing fiscal note that was introduced in the hearing yesterday. In short, The Idaho GOP shoved a bill through in four … Continue reading REP. GREEN: HB 277, Medicaid Sideboard Bill

REP. GREEN: SB1159, the Revenge on Voters Act, is scheduled for a vote tomorrow


SB1159, the Revenge on Voters Act, is scheduled for a vote tomorrow 3/20 at 8 am in Senate State Affairs Committee. Conveniently this is also the same time as the hearing on HB277 in House Health & Welfare, a bill that adds work requirements & restrictions to Medicaid Expansion. We need power in numbers, if … Continue reading REP. GREEN: SB1159, the Revenge on Voters Act, is scheduled for a vote tomorrow

INTERVIEW: “Freshman Looks Back At Her Year”


NPR: This week we head back to the Statehouse to chat with freshman Rep. Brooke Green (D-Boise). We talked to her in the first podcast this season about being brand new to the job. Now we find out how it’s going several months into the session, and what she learned along the way. “What I … Continue reading INTERVIEW: “Freshman Looks Back At Her Year”

REP. GREEN: Bill Protecting First Responders Signed by the Governor


Every night when I get home, I listen to what my husband deals with day-in and day-out. As the spouse of a first responder, I have heard stories of the intense psychological trauma that first responders are exposed to on a daily basis. Sadly, this trauma doesn’t just go away. Rather it builds up and … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Bill Protecting First Responders Signed by the Governor

ARTICLE: “Veteran Fertility Memorial Clears the Senate”


Fox News Radio: Veteran Fertility Memorial Clears the Senate Excerpt: “When I found out that the VA was not covering fertility treatments for injured veterans, I was shocked and disappointed,” Boise lawmaker Rep. Brooke Green said in a prepared statement. “When a soldier goes to combat, they should expect to come home and be taken … Continue reading ARTICLE: “Veteran Fertility Memorial Clears the Senate”

REP. GREEN: Serving Those Who Serve Us – A Huge Thank You


Last year, more first responders died from suicide than in the line of duty. That is why I am extremely grateful that, on February 28th, the House passed the first responder Post Traumatic Stress Injury bill. This bill would give workers compensation to first responders for treatment for psychological trauma. Previously, this compensation was only … Continue reading REP. GREEN: Serving Those Who Serve Us – A Huge Thank You

ARTICLE: “First responder PTSD bill resoundingly passes House, goes to governor”


Idaho State Journal: First responder PTSD bill resoundingly passes House, goes to governor Excerpt: Rep. Brooke Green, D-Boise, whose husband is an Ada County sheriff’s deputy, said, “They can’t unsee it, they can’t unfeel it, and they cannot unsmell it. … These men and women, they don’t seek help easily, they don’t admit when there’s … Continue reading ARTICLE: “First responder PTSD bill resoundingly passes House, goes to governor”

REP. GREEN: My Joint Memorial for Veterans Reproductive Health passed the House!


This week, the House passed my Joint Memorial regarding veterans rights to reproductive health care! This bill gives veterans struggling with reproductive health issues that are a result of an injury incurred while serving the ability to seek out reproductive health aid without being forced to pay out of pocket. I genuinely believe that those … Continue reading REP. GREEN: My Joint Memorial for Veterans Reproductive Health passed the House!

REP. GREEN: House Joint Memorial introduced


Today I stood beside my childhood friend as we introduced a House Joint Memorial calling on our Congressional Delegation to address the flawed Policy that is preventing our combat injured Veterans access to fertility treatment. Throughout the years I have had a front seat to the remarkable journey Micah and Linzi Bommarito Andersen have taken … Continue reading REP. GREEN: House Joint Memorial introduced