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June 19, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) –  Representatives Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) led a coalition of bipartisan Members in a letter to Senate and House leadership advocating for the needs of our nation's veterans, transitioning service members, and their families in the next COVID-19 legislative response package. 

May 22, 2020 Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and a bipartisan coalition of Members to introduce the National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act.  The bill directs the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to treat a full-time National Guard COVID-19 activation as not shorter than 90 days, a threshold that ensures servicemembers qualify for certain retirement and educational benefits.  The legislation is in response to

March 30, 2020 Page

To help you understand the actions Congress has taken and how it impacts you, please see the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions below.  The information in this document will continue to be updated as additional implementation guidance becomes available and is subject to change.  Please visit lamb.house.gov for updates.

Congressional Action

Q. What legislation has Congress passed to address COVID-19?

March 24, 2020 Page

Get the latest COVID-19 updates on information and resources for veterans.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Public Health Site

VA's Public Health website for Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a single source of general information from VA on latest significant events and updates related to COVID-19. 

For the latest blogs about coronavirus, click here.

March 10, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the House passed H.R. 3598, the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act).  Introduced by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09), the legislation would require the U.S.

March 10, 2020 Video

Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-17) delivers a floor speech on H.R. 3598, the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act). Introduced by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09), the legislation would require the U.S. Department of Education to automatically discharge federal student loan debt for eligible permanently disabled veterans.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the For Country Caucus formally endorsed the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act).  Introduced by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) along with Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09), the legislation would require the U.S. Department of Education to automatically discharge federal student loan debt for eligible permanently disabled veterans.

March 5, 2020 Video

Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-17) discusses the FREED Vets Act at the joint hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee and House Veterans' Affairs Committee on March 4, 2020.

March 3, 2020 Video

Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-17) discusses how effective caregivers have made a difference for veterans. As the need for in-home caregivers grows, we need to know how VA plans to attract and retain the best caregivers to provide the long-term care aging veterans need.

February 28, 2020 Video

Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-17) questions VA Secretary Wilkie at te House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs full committee oversight hearing entitled, “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2021" on February 27, 2020.