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WASHINGTON – On Friday, July 12, U.S. Representatives Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Mike Quigley (IL-05), and Greg Steube (FL-17) introduced legislation to require the FBI to establish a program to collect data on law enforcement and former law enforcement suicides and attempted suicides. Currently, the FBI tracks line-of-duty deaths through the Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted program, but there is no comprehensive government effort to track suicides or attempted suicides by law enforcement.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 220-197. The legislation included two amendments sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean that address water contamination caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Dean’s amendment to H.R. 3351, increasing funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) from $3 million to $6 million in the coming fiscal year. This funding will allow CDFIs to offer increased financial and technical assistance for people with disabilities. The amendment passed by a vote of 373-51.
GLENSIDE, PA – On Friday, June 14, Madeleine Dean hosted a roundtable discussion on how the Affordable Care Act has changed the health care landscape – and how patients and practitioners could be affected if it is overturned.
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Madeleine Dean’s Toxic PFAS Control Act (H.R. 2600) picked up two key endorsements from powerful environmental advocacy organizations. NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and EWG (Environmental Working Group) both offered their support for the bill during a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change.
WASHINGTON – During National Police Week, Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) announced new legislation to support law enforcement officers by providing more robust resources for mental and family health. The bill, co-led by Rep. Dean and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), is known as the Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis (STOIC) Act. This bipartisan legislation aims to tackle the epidemic of stress-linked suicides in our law enforcement community by reforming and expanding an existing grant program to better address mental health.
WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Madeleine Dean took a series of actions to protect Americans’ healthcare and promote more robust investments in healthcare research.
Protecting Individuals with Preexisting Conditions
WASHINGTON – On Clean Water Day, Rep. Madeleine Dean announced a series of steps for tackling PFAS water contamination issues in the Pennsylvania Fourth District – and around the country.