Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Cunningham and Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Pete Visclosky, held a colloquy on the House floor to call attention to the negative impacts recent military health system reforms are having on underserved communities across the country, including in Beaufort county.
“The people of the Lowcountry sent me to Congress to ban offshore drilling, help our veterans, and get things done for the First District. One thing they didn’t send me up here to do is raise my own salary,” said Rep. Joe Cunningham. “Congress needs to get serious about balancing the budget and tackling our skyrocketing debt.
Amendment included in H.R. 2157, Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Joe Cunningham introduced the Women Veterans Health Care Accountability Act, legislation that directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a study on access to care for women veterans. This legislation would provide data necessary to ensure female veterans receive the unique care they need and deserve. Rep.
Washington, D.C. – In response to the South Carolina General Assembly approving a one-year ban on the onshore infrastructure necessary for offshore oil and gas drilling, Rep. Joe Cunningham released the following statement:
Cunningham helped introduce the bipartisan legislation and spoke on the House floor urging his colleagues to support the bill
Legislation allows the VA to provide funding for infrastructure projects that support VA medical facilities
Cunningham an original cosponsor of the Equality Act; historic legislation to ensure LGBTQ Americans are guaranteed the full protections of federal civil rights law
House passes Cunningham’s amendment requiring outreach and education on health insurance exchanges be provided to veterans
Creating Lower Cost Alternatives for Your Prescription Drugs [CLAY] Act would reduce out-of-pocket costs for low income subsidy [LIS] enrollees