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September 21, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined her fellow lawmakers in signing onto a congressional bill which would honor the Montford Point Marines, the first group of African-American Marines who were able to serve their country.

August 19, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) has been nominated as one of this year’s recipients of the Charles Dick Medal of Merit by the National Guard Association, in recognition of her contributions to the National Guard at the national and local level. Napolitano has been a long-time supporter of the National Guard, including their YouthChalleNGe program, which provides a path to success and discipline for high-school drop outs who voluntarily apply.

July 6, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed news that the Obama administration had reversed a decades-old policy and will now send letters of condolence to the families of soldiers who die by suicide.

June 22, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano made the following statement on President Obama’s announcement that troop withdrawals will begin in Afghanistan:

June 1, 2011 Press Release

Throughout May, the Congressional Mental Health Caucus educated members of congress and their staff on mental health issues as part of awareness-raising efforts taking place across the country for National May Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 26, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, as part of National May Mental Health Awareness Month, the Congressional Mental Health Caucus hosted a “Mental Health First-Aid” workshop for members of congress and their staff in Washington, D.C. The comprehensive, four-hour session taught participants the warning signs of mental illness and gave them an overview of what those suffering from mental illness experience and how they can be helped.

May 24, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, toured the National Naval Medical Center’s Traumatic Brain Injury Unit with a group of staffers from several congressional offices to learn from doctors and service members about new forms of brain injuries affecting a growing number of our soldiers and veterans.

On the tour were staffers representing the offices of Reps. Lois Capps, Rush Holt, Dan Lipinski, Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Pete Stark.

May 12, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano and Rep. Tim Murphy of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus hosted military mental health officials and family members to update congressional members and staff on mental health issues in the armed forces, including traumatic brain injuries, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress, and stigma against seeking treatment.

May 2, 2011 Press Release
 

(Washington D.C.)- Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano released the following statement in response to the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden:

December 1, 2009 Press Release
“We need to bring our soldiers home to their families. As in Iraq, and now in Afghanistan, we are pumping money halfway across the world while our own economy remains in a deep recession. Our local communities are trying to stabilize their housing markets, get loans to small businesses, and create opportunities for those looking for work, and funding that could be supporting their efforts is going overseas.

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