Veterans

Houlahan Issues Statement On Returning To Washington To Vote To Save Post Office

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CHESTER COUNTY, PA – Today, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) issued the following statement: “The postmaster general is injecting a dangerous breed of partisanship into the United States Postal Service, an essential service afforded to all Americans as mandated by the Constitution,” said Houlahan. “The implications of this systemic attack on USPS, which traces its roots back to our very own Benjamin F... Read more »

After hundreds of covid-19 deaths in state-run veterans homes, lawmakers press VA to adhere to science

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Originally published in The Washington Post. Written by Alexa Mikhail, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Joel Jacobs. A U.S. congresswoman from Pennsylvania, riled by the experimental use of hydroxychloroquine in a nursing home for veterans in her home district, is among several lawmakers calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to adhere to science when providing recommendations on future coronav... Read more »

House lawmakers probe patient care, hydroxychloroquine use, in state homes for veterans

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Originally published in The Washington Post Written by Alexa Mikhail and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff House lawmakers pressed top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday about staff shortages, the lack of covid-19 testing and infection-control lapses at state-run nursing homes for veterans and called on the administration to take a leading role in oversight that’s typically left to the... Read more »

Imaging group applauds legislation granting Tricare beneficiaries permanent DBT coverage

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Originally published on Health Imaging. Written by Matt O'Connor. The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance on Monday applauded federal lawmakers for ensuring veterans, service members and their families have permanent access to top breast screening exams. U.S. House members included an amendment mandating Tricare beneficiaries receive permanent coverage for digital breast tomosynthesis in a recen... Read more »

Houlahan Leads Freshmen Class With Successful Passage Of 17 Amendments Into National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) passed the annual bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) through the House Armed Services Committee by a unanimous vote of 56-0. Rep. Houlahan offered 17 amendments that the Committee voted to include in the bill, making her one of the most effective freshmen members on the Armed Services Committee. “Our men and women in ... Read more »

Scanlon, Pa. Demócratas hablan sobre los desafíos del Censo en medio de una pandemia

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Publicado en la Estrella-Capital Escrito por Cassie Miller El Censo de los Estados Unidos, que viene cada 10 años, es un proyecto logístico y burocrático masivo en los mejores momentos. Ahora imagine tratando de contar a cada persona que vive en los Estados Unidos en medio de la peor crisis de salud pública durante un siglo y una temporada presidencial. Durante una charla en vivo en Facebook y Twi... Read more »

Scanlon, Pa. Dems talk about Census challenges amid pandemic

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Originally published in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star Written by Cassie Miller The U.S. Census, which comes every 10 years, is a massive logistical and bureaucratic undertaking at the best of times. Now imagine trying to count every person living in the United States in the midst of the worst public health crisis in a century — and a presidential season. During a live chat on Facebook and Twitter ... Read more »

3D mammograms will be covered by Tricare starting this month

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Originally published in Military Times Written by Diana Stancy Correll Tricare is expanding its breast cancer screening coverage this month. Starting on May 29, Tricare will cover Digital Breast Tomosynthesis — known as 3D mammography or DBT —under its provisional coverage program, according to Republican Sen. Martha McSally from Arizona. “This is a major victory for our female service members and... Read more »

National-security advocates honor front-line COVID-19 fighters

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Originally published in Star-Exponent Written by Clint Schemmer Nine House members with national security backgrounds, co-led by U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, have introduced a resolution to salute the service and sacrifice of front-line workers responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The nine freshmen, who were in the U.S. military or in its defense and intelligence agencies before being elected to th... Read more »

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 »