Support Your National Guard in the FY2018 NDAA Deadline COB Thursday, 19

Please join us in sending a letter to the chair and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees preserving the Work for Warriors provision of the House passed NDAA. Since 2013, a provision establishing a nationwide direct employment
program for the National Guard has been included in the House NDAA but struck from the final conference report.

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Ensure “Same Mission, Same Benefits” for Reserve Component TRICARE Access!

Please join me in sending a letter to the NDAA conferees (see below) asking them to retain Section 503 of the House NDAA, which would authorize Reserve Component members activated under the authority provided by either §12304a or §12304b of title 10, United
States Code, to receive pre-mobilization and transitional TRICARE health care.  There is no corresponding Senate provision.

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Support Your National Guard in the FY2018 NDAA Deadline COB Thursday, 19

Please join us in sending a letter to the chair and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees preserving the Work for Warriors provision of the House passed NDAA. Since 2013, a provision establishing a nationwide direct employment
program for the National Guard has been included in the House NDAA but struck from the final conference report.

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Help Atomic Veterans – Cosponsor H.R. 632, the “Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act”

I invite you to co-sponsor the bipartisan “Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act”.  This legislation was originally introduced by our late friend, Rep. Mark Takai, and reintroduced in his honor after his passing.  The “Mark Takai Atomic Veterans
Healthcare Parity Act” would permit veterans who participated in the nuclear cleanup of Enewetak Atoll, the site of 43 nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands, to be treated as “radiation-exposed veterans”.  This change in law will permit servicemembers who
performed the largest nuclear cleanup ever undertaken to receive the medical care they now need for service-connected cancers and diseases.  Current law only covers servicemembers who participated in active nuclear tests, not those who participated in the
clean-up. 

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Cosponsor HR 3497, the Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3497, the Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017. This legislation directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a secure, patient-centered,
portable medical records system, which would allow veterans and their healthcare providers to seamlessly access their comprehensive medical records.

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