Veterans

Houlahan marks passage of landmark veterans' legislation

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Originally posted in the Daily Local News WASHINGTON — Representative Chrissy Houlahan announced the passage of her Servicewomen’s Health Transition Training Act, which will soon go to the President’s desk for signature. Representative Houlahan introduced this bipartisan legislation with Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Gil Cisneros (D-CA). The bill requires the Defense Department to enc... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Celebrates Passage Of Landmark Legislation To Support Our Servicewomen And Women Veterans

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan announced the passage of her Servicewomen’s Health Transition Training Act, which will soon go to the President’s desk for signature. Representative Houlahan introduced this bipartisan legislation with Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Gil Cisneros (D-CA). The bill requires the Defense Department to encourage servicewomen who are separati... Read more »

Rep. Houlahan Working to Improve DoD’s IT Workforce

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Originally posted in Meritalk On Dec. 6, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., introduced H.R. 5353, which will establish a policy that promotes and maintains “digital and software development expertise” in the Defense Department’s (DoD) workforce. The bill – which has been referred to the House Committee on Armed Services and is cosponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. – is an addition to the National De... Read more »

Pentagon OKs new breast cancer screenings for Tricare users

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Originally Posted in Stars and Stripes Written by Nikki Wentling WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will add new technology for breast cancer screenings to its Tricare coverage after female veterans in Congress pushed the Pentagon to make it available to active-duty service members, retirees and their families. Digital breast tomosynthesis, a 3D mammogram said to better detect breast cancer, will... Read more »

Women veterans in Congress want improved breast cancer screening for service members

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Originally Posted in Connecting Vets Written by Kaylah Jackson Women in Congress are rallying for more technologically advanced breast cancer screening options for female service members. The Better and Robust Screening Today Act (BRST), introduced by Sens. Martha McSally, R-AZ., Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH., and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-PA., would require the Department of Defense to cover Digital Breas... Read more »

Representatives Houlahan And Stefanik and Senators McSally and Shaheen Introduce Bill To Improve Breast Cancer Screening Options For U.S. Servicemembers, Veterans

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Better and Robust Screening Today (BRST) Act, which provides U.S. servicemembers and their families improved breast cancer screening options. The Better and Robust Screening Today Act requires the Department of De... Read more »

Lawmakers want to require Tricare to cover 3D mammograms

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Originally Posted in Military Times Written by Patricia Kime Female veterans in Congress are pressing the Pentagon to cover a type of mammogram that increasingly is being accepted as the standard of care for early detection of breast cancer. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Penn., will introduce bills Thursday in their respective chambers that would require Tricare to co... Read more »

Female veterans in Congress want newer breast cancer screening technology for Tricare users

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Originally Posted in Stars and Stripes Written by Nikki Wentling WASHINGTON — Active-duty service members and other women who use Tricare for their medical treatment would benefit from the latest technology for breast cancer screening under new legislation expected to be introduced Thursday in the House and the Senate. The Better and Robust Screening Today Act, or BRST Act, would require Tricare t... Read more »

COLUMN: Force Multipliers: Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

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Originally published in Defense Daily Rep. Chrissy Houlahan’s (D-Penn.) career has been a merging of technology and engineering through business. Elected in 2018 to represent Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district, the longtime industrial engineer has experience as an Air Force program manager focusing on, among other things, ballistic missile defense, and as an entrepreneur running logistics a... Read more »

Democrat Houlahan denounces Trump's decision to slash military funding to build border wall

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Originally published in Montgomery Media Written by Fran Maye WEST CHESTER — U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-6th Dist.) on Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to slash military funding to build a border wall at Mexico. “Today’s Presidential scoreboard: 0-3,” said Houlahan. “Once again, the Administration demonstrated their disdain for the People, the Congress, and the Constitution.... Read more »