July 29, 2021

Stefanik cosponsors CHIP IN for Veterans Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) recently cosponsored theCommunities Helping Invest Through Property and Improvements Needed (CHIP IN) for Veterans Act.

According to a press release, the billwould extend the provisions of the CHIP IN for Vets Act of 2016 for an additional five years, authorizingthe Department of Veterans Affairs to continue entering donation agreements with non-federal entities and community groups to assist in funding the construction of the VA’s health care-related projects.

“Our veterans face tremendous challenges in receiving adequate and timely medical care because many of the VA’s healthcare facilities are overburdened,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“This legislation would help the Department of Veterans Affairs complete construction on much-needed health care facilities that will benefit our veteran communities. This will be especially beneficial to the North Country, where our rural veteran population faces unique challenges in receiving medical care.”

Stefanik supports Team USA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) recently cosponsored a resolution expressing support for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams in the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“As co-chair of the Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, and the representative of Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games, I am proud to cosponsor this resolution and support Team USA,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“I wish all the best to our athletes, especially to the North Country’s own Brooke Mooney, from Keene Valley. We, like your families and friends, are cheering for you from afar!”

Stefanik cosponsors CONNECT for Health Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Tuesday, U.S. Rep.Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) cosponsored theCreating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act.

According to a press release, the billwould expand access to telehealth services by removing geographic restrictions and allowing federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs) to provide telehealth services.

It would also permanently allow for the waiver of other telehealth restrictions during public health emergencies.

“North Country residents, especially our seniors, rely on telehealth services to keep them in touch with their health care providers,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“I am proud to join this bipartisan effort to increase flexibilities for telehealth providers and improve access to health care services for our rural residents.”

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