Since coming to Congress, I have been a strong advocate for proposals to support our veterans and their families. The brave men and women who served our nation deserve the very best we can provide them, and I will continue to support policies that address veteran homelessness, employment opportunities, and health care quality.
Further, I am concerned by the mental health issues plaguing our nation’s veterans. Every day, 22 veterans die by suicide, and 20 percent of veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression. As co-chairman of the bipartisan Military Mental Health Taskforce, I am working with my fellow co-chairman, Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-12), as well as medical experts and veteran service organizations, to find legislative solutions to mental health issues like traumatic brain injury and PTSD.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) is joining with Congressmen G.T. Thompson (PA-15), Tim Ryan (OH-13), David Trone (MD-06), and Anthony Brown (MD-04) to introduce the Improving College Affordability for Our Guard and Reserve Act. This legislation will provide more educational opportunities for our nation’s National Guardsmen and reserve personnel by allowing them to claim independent student status when applying for federal student aid.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) joined Representatives David McKinley P.E. (R-WV), Carol Miller (R-WV), Alex Mooney (R-WV), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) in introducing bipartisan legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide detailed reports on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) voted for two measures - H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865 – to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020. Federal government funding is currently set to expire at midnight on Friday. Both measures passed the House by strong, bipartisan votes and now head to the Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) led a congressional delegation visit to Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base. During the trip, the group of lawmakers toured the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), USS Delaware (SSN-791), and USS McFaul (DDG-74). They also received a briefing from Admiral Christopher W. Grady, Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces, met with command leadership, and engaged with sailors from their home states.
WASHINGTON, PA – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) joined with Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg, U.S. Army Medical Command, to honor the selfless sacrifice and service of Staff Sgt. Felix J. Lisovich, a 97-year-old World War II combat medic who lives in Rostraver Township, Pennsylvania.