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When she made a formal announcement she’d seek another term in April, the 80-year-old Napolitanopointed to her seniority and experience — 10 terms in Congress — as her reason.
“We had heard that they stopped looking for him and we thought it was not proper they needed to find him,” Rep. Grace Napolitano, D- CA 32nd District, said. Velasco’s body was flown home Friday.
Gilead will hold a grand opening for the new campus on Wednesday. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Glendale, and Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, are scheduled to be on hand, as well as Gilead President and CEO John Milligan. The company will be offering tours of the building.
In August 2007, the Mental Health in Schools Act was introduced to Congress by Grace Napolitano. This was a Public Health Service Act amendment to create better access for children to comprehensive mental health programs within schools. The bill was revised four more times, but was never enacted past Congress.
Napolitano, 80, was born Graciela Flores in Brownsville, Tex., to a mother from Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and a father of Mexican heritage from north Texas. She is a high school graduate, and worked as a secretary, city council member, mayor and California state assemblywoman before her election to the House in 1998.
U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., on Tuesday to unveil a proposal creating a special postage stamp to help mental health research.
Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Norwalk) will miss House votes while her husband, Frank Napolitano, undergoes chemotherapy and radiation to treat esophageal cancer, her spokesman said.
Sometimes that “double minority” status, particularly in an institution that has long been dominated by white men, also presents challenges to women of color. Some women of color expressed specific concerns about being heard and respected. Rep.
Mental health affects all, regardless of gender, culture, and socio-economic status. Despite the universal nature, many are unable to get the care they need because of a shortage of providers and the stigma surrounding the diagnoses. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to erase this stigma and educate the public of all ages on the warning signs of mental illness.
Once again Republicans are pushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and it will hurt millions of Americans, especially those who live with a mental health or substance abuse disorder. The Republican bill would limit access to life-saving Medicaid coverage, make private insurance more expensive, and penalize the poor and elderly — all while reducing taxes on the richest.