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Our veterans deserve the best and Congressman Lamb is working hard to make sure they receive what they earned defending our country.  For more information concerning work and views related to veterans issues, of if you need assitance receiving the benefits or medals you earned please contact our office

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September 23, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act (S.785) to increase veterans’ access to integrative health care and mental health services to improve the U.S.

September 23, 2020 Video

Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-17) speaks on the House floor in support of the bipartisan Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act (S.785) to increase veterans’ access to integrative health care and mental health services to improve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide prevention efforts.

September 15, 2020 Video

Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-17) speaks at House Veterans' Affairs Committee legislative hearing on Thursday, September 10, 2020 to discuss the introduction of three veteran suicide prevention bills.

September 2, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – This week, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced three bipartisan bills to increase veterans’ access to integrative health care and mental health services to improve the U.S.

August 25, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) was joined by Representative Neal Dunn (FL-2) and a bipartisan coalition of Members to introduce the Supporting Education Recognition for Veterans during Emergencies (SERVE) Act.  The legislation will ensure veterans’ service-connected medical qualifications and expertise are utilized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and civilian healthcare facilities to meet the challenges of the Coronavirus public health emergency.

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.