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(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, requesting that the Obama Administration issue the final rule for the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano recognized the importance of National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, a day dedicated to promote public understanding of PTS and other issues faced by many returning servicemembers.
(Santa Fe Springs, CA) Yesterday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) held a meeting at her district office in Santa Fe Springs with Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34), and Dennis Kuewa, Director of Veterans Affairs for the Los Angeles Region, to review a recent Office of Inspector General VA report and receive an explanation for the slow response times local veterans have reported from the Los Angeles Veterans Administration.
Today marks the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army, and Rep. Grace F. Napolitano issued the following statement to congratulate the troops, veterans, and military families of the U.S. Army:
(Norwalk, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, along with Norwalk Workforce Services and other community groups, hosted a veterans job and resource fair at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex in Norwalk to assist veterans and other job-seekers in finding work. More than 200 people attended the event, which featured hiring employers, job training opportunities, and free haircuts and health screenings from the Veterans Administration’s mobile clinic.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) congratulated the Vet Hunters Project for finding housing for 45 local veterans who were about to be made homeless by the closing of the Pomona YMCA.
(Washington, DC) Last week, on May 30, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) hosted a briefing on the “Comprehensive Solider Fitness” program in Washington, D.C. to educate lawmakers and their staff about the US Army’s new effort to reduce PTSD and other psychological issues by promoting “mental resilience.”
(Montebello, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed the expansion of Aeros Inc., an aerospace manufacturer based in Montebello that specializes in airships and lighter-than-air vehicles. Aeros held an opening ceremony for their new Center of Innovation, part of an expansion of their commercial operations.
(La Puente, CA) On Saturday, February 11, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano hosted a Veterans Forum at the La Puente Senior Center, along with the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American GI Forum. The forum brought together top officials from the Veterans Administration and the VA hospital system to take questions and discuss benefits programs with a group of about 150 veterans and their family members.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed news from President Barack Obama that all U.S. troops will be returning home from Iraq by the end of 2011:
“A long-awaited homecoming is finally here. Our men and women serving in Iraq can look forward to being reunited with their families, and our country can look forward to the end of a war that has lasted nearly 9 years. I salute our soldiers and their families for their service, and welcome news that our mission in Iraq has finally come to an end.