Veterans

Trahan, Moulton, Speier Request Inclusion of Servicemember Mental Health and Suicide Provisions in Final NDAA Conference Agreement

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LOWELL, MA – Today, House Armed Services Committee Members Lori Trahan (MA-03), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), along with 22 of their colleagues, sent a letter to House and Senate Armed Service Committee leaders requesting that they retain critical mental health and suicide prevention provisions in the final NDAA agreement. The provisions are a sizable step forward in reducing th...

In Advance of NDAA Markup, Trahan, Speier, and Cisneros Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Military Suicide Prevention

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), members of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced the Comprehensive Review of Military Suicide Act to strengthen the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) ability to prevent servicemember suicides by bolstering the review process of data collected on suicide related events...

Massachusetts Lawmakers Call for VA Inspector General Investigation of Veteran Death on Bedford VA Campus

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Text of Letter (PDF) Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA-04), and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) urge the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate the death of a veteran, non-patient resident of a building leas...

Trahan-Backed “Widow’s Tax” Repeal Stands to Benefit Dozens of Military Families in Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District

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WASHINGTON, DC – As a result of the “widow’s tax” repeal backed by Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), as many as 66 military families in Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District stand to benefit according to recent numbers released by the Department of Defense (DoD). That number climbs to 471 statewide, and more than 65,000 nationwide. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and con...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces “Holiday Cards for Heroes” Program

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Lowell, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) launched her first “Holiday Cards for Heroes” program for the 2019 holiday season. Constituents in Massachusetts’ Third Congressional District are invited to drop off holiday cards for military servicemembers at Congresswoman Lori Trahan’s office in Lowell, starting today through Friday, December 13, 2019. Holiday cards should be placed in enve...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes To End US Involvement in Yemen Conflict

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of a bipartisan resolution to remove US forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen. “The United States has been involved in the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen without the authorization of Congress since 2015. The conflict has inflamed tensions in the region and s...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Urges Pentagon Not to Implement Ban on Transgender Military Service

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) urged Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to refrain from implementing President Trump’s destructive ban on transgender troops. In a letter to Acting Secretary Shanahan, Rep. Trahan and 160 of her colleagues outlined the harm proceeding with this ban would cause. “For almost three years, as many as 14,700 transgender servicememb...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Named to House Armed Services Committee Subcommittees

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) was named to the Subcommittees for Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities, and Military Personnel of the House Armed Services Committee. “Today’s subcommittee assignments reflect my top priorities as a member of the House Armed Services Committee - ensuring modernization of cyber capabilities and putting our servicemembers first. ...