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Perry Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging NPRC to Resume Military Personnel Records Processing

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U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-10) joined Representatives Van Taylor (TX-03), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), and 231 bipartisan Members of Congress to urge the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to resume processing military personnel, health and medical records requests during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 23, 2020, the NPRC stopped processing requests for military personnel records except f... Read more »

Perry joins Letter on Arlington National Cemetery Cancellation of Wreaths Across America

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U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-10), along with Representative Chip Roy (TX-21) and 11 Members of Congress, sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army and the Executive Director of Arlington National Cemetery regarding the cancellation of the annual Wreaths Across America event, and the subsequent reversal of that decision. The letter applauds Secretary McCarthy and Ms. Durham-Aguilera for the... Read more »

OP-ED: Innovation in Veteran posttraumatic care requires collaboration

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To read the full articles, as published in The Hill, please click here. Of the many adaptations American leaders and healers have been forced to embrace during the COVID-19 pandemic, left behind as an unintended casualty has been the critical work to advance mental healthcare for more than two million Veterans fighting daily against Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Injury (PTSD/I). Left untreate... Read more »

OP-ED: On National PTSD Awareness Day, a call for accelerated action

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Today is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Injury (PTSD/I) Awareness Day, when we formally recognize the devastating impacts of PTSD/I and discuss the steps we still must take to ensure mental health resources and effective treatments are available to everyone who needs them. As a combat Veteran with over 38 years of service, the issue of PTSD/I is close to my heart. I’ve witnessed the d... Read more »

Treatment that reduces PTSD should be allowed to be used by more veterans: lawmaker

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To read the full article, please click here. U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said he is on a crusade to pass legislation that provides millions of veterans access to a longstanding chronic pain treatment that has helped to improve the quality of life in military members diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. “For many veterans with PTSD, they suffer from anxiety that they can’t shut off in their hea... Read more »

Perry Introduces Legislation to Assist Veterans with PTSD

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Today, Congressman Scott Perry introduced the TREAT PTSD Act to provide Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) access to a lifesaving therapy – stellate ganglion block or SGB. This legislation is cosponsored by Representatives Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Greg Murphy (R-NC), and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). “Our Nation has a moral duty to take care of our Veterans who have risked everything t... Read more »

OP-ED: It's time to take the offensive in the war on PTSD

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Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer and his team came under such heavy enemy fire near the Afghan village of Ganjigal that it sounded to him like they were surrounded by static electricity. Despite imminently life-threatening dangers, he intentionally made five forays headlong into a hail of gunfire, killing several enemy insurgents while evacuating two dozen Afghan soldiers and recovering the bodies o... Read more »

Congressman Perry, Senator Regan Hold Discussion on Veterans Suicide

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Yesterday, State Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) and U.S. Representative Scott Perry (R-PA-10, Cumberland/Dauphin/York) held a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide at the American Legion, PA Department Headquarters, in Wormleysburg, PA. “The statistics are staring directly at us in the face -- with twenty veterans committing suicide each day and with veterans suicid... Read more »

Veterans Day Message from Rep. Scott Perry

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"As we mark Veterans Day, Americans are united in honoring the service and sacrifice of our Nation’s Veterans who have earned our respect and gratitude. Today we pause to honor and commemorate the service members who wore - or still wear - the uniform of our country and sacrificed so that we may enjoy the blessings of freedom. Although words seem insufficient to convey our true gratitude, it mean... Read more »

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