Protect Veterans’ Access to Physician-Led Anesthesia Care at the VA

We write to express our strong opposition to proposed changes to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) anesthesia delivery policies. The changes proposed by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) would fundamentally rewrite time-tested, team-based anesthesia care protocols, thereby, affecting the quality and safety of anesthesia care administered to our Veterans.

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Cosponsor the Veteran Suicide Prevention Act

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring H.R. 4640, the Veteran Suicide Prevention Act, which would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a review of veteran suicide deaths over the past five years, paying specific attention to the medications prescribed to veterans at the time of their death.

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Be an original Co-Sponsor for Local Veterans

As the weather finally clears up, our local transportation officials, cities, and development councils are making long term plans for important transportation projects. I ask for your support to ensure that our veterans are given the opportunity to work on highway and infrastructure construction projects in their hometowns.

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TODAY – Briefing: Art Therapy for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress

As Co-Chairs of the Military Mental Health Caucus and in conjunction with the Mental Health Caucus and the Congressional Arts Caucus, we invite members and staff to a briefing and exhibition on the benefits of integrating art therapy in the healthcare model to treat soldiers and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Support Bipartisan Parity Act for Veterans (v. 7)

Recently, many media outlets have covered the story of the Atomic Cleanup Veterans. In fact, the cover story of March’s issue of The American Legion Magazine highlighted the hardships and suffering that many veterans of the Enewetak Atoll Cleanup still face today.

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Grant Citizenship to SSG Laszlo Holovits

I am circulating a resolution to confer honorary U.S. citizenship on Staff Sergeant Laszlo Holovits; a U.S. soldier killed in Vietnam. Rightly or wrongly, the U.S. Army made a promise of citizenship to Staff Sergeant Laszlo Holovits after his tour of duty in Vietnam.

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