Barbra Streisand Meets With John McCain, Other Lawmakers to Talk Women’s Heart Health

Barbra and Senator John McCain

Barbra Streisand is among the most visible Hollywood supporters of Democrats — and often a target of the right.

But on Wednesday she trekked to Capitol Hill determined to send a bipartisan message on women’s heart health.

Streisand met with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and her representatives even released a picture of the two of them posing together, as she pushes for “more funding, more research and more attention for women’s heart disease.”

Streisand also visited Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and met with the Women’s Caucus of the Senate and the Women’s Caucus of the House.

“The fact is a women’s heart is different from a man’s, yet women’s hearts are under-researched, go untreated and are misdiagnosed,” she said in a statement.

Streisand, who founded the Barbra Streisand Women’s Health Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, also urged members of Congress to place increased focus on gender-specific data in research and to increase funding for prevention initiatives.

Photo: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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  1. azwi says:

    Is Barbra making a mistake and wasting her time. McCain always votes against all issues

    • Kelly says:

      I admire her putting politics aside as would most human beings when it comes to saving lives. We are all in the same boat or should be when it comes to helping people.

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