Ensure Access to Complex Wheelchair Products for People with Severe Medical Needs

            Individuals with significant medical conditions like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries face unique physical and functional challenges and require more than just a standard wheelchair to be able to
live their lives freely. Many of these individuals instead rely on complex rehabilitation technology products, such as specialized power wheelchairs, highly configurable manual wheelchairs and adaptive seating and positioning systems, to move and function
on a daily basis and to meet their medical needs.

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Help Investigate Veteran Exposure to Toxic Burn Pits

When brave men and women dedicate their lives to serving our country, they knowingly assume the risk of war-related injuries. But tens of thousands of U.S. military service members, and civilian contractors unknowingly exposed themselves to toxic substances
that pose potential long-term, and life threatening health effects.

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Sign Letter to HASC requesting hearing on burn pits

When brave men and women dedicate their lives to serving our country, they knowingly assume the risk of war-related injuries. But tens of thousands of U.S. military service members, and civilian contractors unknowingly exposed themselves to toxic substances
that pose potential long-term, and life threatening health effects.

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Sign-On to Bipartisan Letter to the DoD: Report Regarding the Department’s Failure to Transmit Criminal Records to the FBI

We write today to ask you to join us in sending a letter to the Department of Defense regarding a report recently released by the Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).  OIG was tasked with evaluating whether the Military Services were complying
with their obligation to transmit criminal records to the FBI pursuant to Department of Defense rules.  OIG concluded that across the Military Services, 24% of fingerprint cards and 31% of criminal final disposition reports were not submitted to the FBI, even
though Department protocol plainly requires transmission of this information.

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Sign Letter to HASC requesting hearing on burn pits

When brave men and women dedicate their lives to serving our country, they knowingly assume the risk of war-related injuries. But tens of thousands of U.S. military service members, and civilian contractors unknowingly exposed themselves to toxic substances
that pose potential long-term, and life threatening health effects.

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Help Investigate Veteran Exposure to Toxic Burn Pits

When brave men and women dedicate their lives to serving our country, they knowingly assume the risk of war-related injuries. But tens of thousands of U.S. military service members, and civilian contractors unknowingly exposed themselves to toxic substances
that pose potential long-term, and life threatening health effects.

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Join 216 Bipartisan Cosponsors – Honor Late-Rep. Mark Takai. Help Radiation-Exposed Veterans.

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 allow 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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Join 209 Bipartisan Cosponsors – Honor Late-Rep. Mark Takai. Help Radiation-Exposed Veterans.

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 allow 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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