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Waltz, Luria Urge Inclusion of PTSD Research and Treatment Legislation in Annual Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Elaine Luria (D-Va.) led a letter to conferees for the annual defense bill, requesting the inclusion of their bipartisan measure to research and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for veterans. The United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act would leverage research and assets from both the U.S. and Israel for the...

Waltz Takes to House Floor to Raise Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Awareness

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to discuss the importance of suicide prevention during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Waltz reflected on his own experiences as a combat veteran dealing with post-traumatic stress and survivor’s guilt, encouraging veterans and all Americans to take the extra step and check ...

Waltz Statement on Trump Signing Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump signing the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act, which Rep. Waltz co-sponsored, into law: “Our country’s veterans deserve every opportunity to succeed when they transition to civilian life,” said Waltz. “Putting veterans in STEM fields is critical to fill thousands of job...

Waltz, Luria, Houlahan and Zeldin Introduce Bill to Leverage U.S.-Israel Partnership for PTSD Research

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Elaine Luria (D-Va.), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) introduced a bill to leverage research of the U.S. and Israel to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If passed, H.R. 5605, the United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act, would leverage research assets and experiences of the U.S. and Israel t...

Waltz Leads Bipartisan Group of Veterans on Korean War Veterans Memorial Work Project

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On Thursday, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives and veterans to landscape and preserve the Korean War Veterans Memorial as a show of respect and gratitude for fallen Korean War soldiers and American veterans. The gathering was a symbol of gratitude as well as a unifying exercise on the last day of session before Thanksgiving and the November district work p...

Rep. Waltz Urges Veterans’ Affairs Committee to Pass Bill for Gold Star Families

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On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz addressed the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to urge support for his legislation to increase benefits for Gold Star Families. H.R. 1911, the SFC Brian Woods Gold Star Military and Survivors Act, would allow survivors to remarry and continue to have access to military survivor benefits. “The families of our servicemembers wait for their loved one’s safe retur...

Waltz Leads Bipartisan Group of Veterans to Handwash Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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On Friday, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives to wash the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by hand to show respect and gratitude for Vietnam veterans. The gathering was a symbol of gratitude for the fallen and a unifying exercise on the last day of session before the district work period, which begins July 29. “The ethos of servant leadership transcends party line...

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