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Congresswoman Luria passes amendment to require Secretary of the Navy to report challenges among combatant ships

The House Armed Services Committee passed Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act on Wednesday. The act, which was passed unanimously, will require the Secretary of the Navy to report to Congress on interoperability challenges among combatant ships and between AEGIS combatants and 5th Generation tactical aircraft. “As the …

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Luria votes for bill lowering health costs, prescription drug prices

Congresswoman Luria voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act Monday which will expand access to health insurance coverage, lower prescription drug costs, and combat health disparities to improve the health care system for all Americans. Luria says the nation must “ensure health care is affordable and accessible for all Americans.” Read full …

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Luria supports group seeking help for transitioning service members

Congresswoman Luria joins a bipartisan group of her colleagues in a letter to Senate and House leadership advocating for the needs of our veterans, transitioning service members, and their families in the next COVID-19 legislative package. “As a 20-year Navy veteran, I know how difficult the transition back to civilian life can be for those …

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Public officials celebrate Supreme Court ruling supporting gay, transgender workers

Congresswoman Elaine Luria also voiced her approval for the ruling stating the no one should be discriminated against at their workplace because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “I hope this decision serves as a powerful precedent for the LGBTQ+ community to receive equal protection under the law. While this is an important step …

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Luria calls for action on COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes

https://shoredailynews.com/headlines/luria-calls-on-action-on-covid-19-crisis-in-nursing-homes/Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined an effort calling on the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to address the COVID-19 crisis occurring within nursing homes. Luria said across the country there is a need for additional federal support and guidance for nursing homes dealing with the health crisis. …

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Congresswoman Luria advocates for additional COVID-19 testing and more transparency in nursing homes

Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined an effort calling on the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to address the COVID-19 crisis occurring within nursing homes. Luria said across the country there is a need for additional federal support and guidance for nursing homes dealing with the health crisis. …

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Elaine Luria cosponsors Justice in Policing Act

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced her support of historic policing reform legislation that will ensure we build trust between law enforcement and our communities, hold police accountable, and enhance public safety. Luria joined this bicameral effort by cosponsoring the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (H.R. 7120). “Only by enacting corrective policies will we be able …

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Bill Would Let Children Stay On Parents’ Tricare Plan Until Age 26

Rep. Elaine Luria, a Democrat whose district includes numerous military installations, including Naval Air Station Oceana and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, introduced a bill Thursday to allow young adults to stay on Tricare. Currently, dependent children of active-duty or retired personnel lose their Tricare eligibility at age 21, or age 23 if they …

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Luria advocates for women veterans’ mental health programs

As a veteran myself, I know the unique challenges women veterans face when returning home from service. Women now make up the fastest growing group of veterans enrolling in VA health care and deserve quality mental health care to address issues such as PTSD and military sexual trauma,” Luria said. “This program provides vital counseling …

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Plan would extend Tricare coverage for dependents to age 26 without additional costs

Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., who is introducing the legislative proposal later this week, said the issue is one of basic fairness for troops and their loved ones.“The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26. However, military families do not receive this same benefit under Tricare,” she …

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