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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has formally declined to investigate nursing homes policies in New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan that led to thousands of senior citizens needlessly dying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Republicans’ calls for a hearing into an extensive backlog of veterans’ requests for records on military burials, employment screening and other matters have been met with silence by the chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, New York Democrat.
U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, will hold a telephone town hall meeting Monday, July 26.
The event, set to begin at 7:30 p.m., will allow constituents to call the congressman with questions and learn updates on legislative issues.
The public can livestream the event at https://keller.house.gov/live or call in at 866-641-6837.
Kreamer resident Aaron Bryan Ulrich was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a celebration held in June at the Middlecreek Fair Grounds.
WILKES-BARRE — In response to growing concerns over the lack of access to vital military service records and benefits, U.S. Rep. Fred Keller this week hosted a roundtable discussion with local Veterans Affairs (VA) officials to highlight his legislative efforts and identify avenues for continued cooperation to improve the quality and accessibility of services for local veterans.
WILLIAMSPORT — James Scott believes anyone who served in the U.S. military should be eligible for veterans health insurance, regardless of whether they meet current eligibility criteria.
Veterans officials told a congressman it’s high time those who served their country receive the benefits and help they deserve.
U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, acknowledged that there is a need for an improved and uniform system for helping veterans.
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — State officials held a roundtable in Williamsport Wednesday to address improving the quality and accessibility of services for local veterans.
Congressman Fred Keller was joined by officials from the Wilkes-Bare VA as well as veterans’ service officers from seven of the 15 counties in the state’s 12 congressional district.
House Republicans are calling for the House Oversight and Reform Committee to hold a hearing on the backlog of veterans’ records requests due to the pandemic.