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Fitzpatrick’s bipartisan bill would improve mental health support for military veterans

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) on Sept. 1 introduced bipartisan legislation that aims to enhance suicide prevention efforts for the nation’s military service members via integrative health measures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

“It is imperative that our nation’s veterans receive access to the highest quality medical testing and holistic treatment options, including for mental health,” Rep. Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick and Lamb Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Mental Health Services for Veterans

LANGHORNE, PA—This week, Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Conor Lamb (PA-17) introduced H.R. 8147 the bipartisan Testing, Researching, and Expanding Alternative Treatments (TREAT) Act. This legislation would increase veterans’ access to integrative health care and mental health services to improve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide prevention efforts.

Lawmakers urge postmaster general to fix 'troubling' delays of veterans’ medication

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers urged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Friday to reverse disruptive changes at the U.S. Postal Service, voicing grave concerns about veterans whose mail-order medications are delayed.

President Donald Trump appointed DeJoy, a former fundraiser for the Republican National Convention, to the job this summer as the coronavirus pandemic threatened the Postal Service’s financial viability. Staff hours have been cut and high-volume mail-processing machines were removed from post offices, according to multiple news outlets.

Langhorne airman home for the holiday

It looked like the Fourth of July had come early on East Marshall Avenue in Langhorne Monday evening, as a parade of flag-decorated firetrucks, a rescue vehicle, police cars and motorcycles passed down the normally quiet street.

No, it wasn’t Independence Day, but it was a really good prelude.

Zach Sayre came home safe and sound from an extended tour of duty in the Middle East. For this, his grateful family, friends and neighbors came out to honor him.

HONORING THE SACRIFICE: Yardley marks solemn Memorial Day with 21 gun salutes, Taps

YARDLEY >> A 21 gun salute echoed across the peaceful gravesites at the historic Slate Hill Cemetery early Monday morning as local veterans gathered to honor the nation’s war dead.

While big events, like the town's beloved Memorial Day Parade, had to be cancelled this year due to the pandemic, veterans from VFW Post 6393 and American Legion Post 317 moved forward with its early morning salute to the fallen.