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H.Res. 432: Celebrating the opening of the new Lubbock, Texas, Veterans Affairs medical clinic, in partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, University Medical Center, and Covenant Health, through the VA MISSION Act of 2018.


The text of the resolution below is as of May 25, 2021 (Introduced).


IV

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 432

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 25, 2021

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

RESOLUTION

Celebrating the opening of the new Lubbock, Texas, Veterans Affairs medical clinic, in partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, University Medical Center, and Covenant Health, through the VA MISSION Act of 2018.

Whereas the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has partnered with Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide expanded healthcare to the veterans of West Texas;

Whereas the veterans of Lubbock, including five prominent retired generals (Lieutenant General Bernhard Mittemeyer, M.D., Major General Walter Huffman, J.D., Major General Edgar Murphy, Major General Annette Sobel, M.D., and Brigadier General Gary Harber) and civic leaders of West Texas, recognized the need for improved VA healthcare and access;

Whereas Lubbock, Texas, a city with a population of nearly 300,000, was 200 miles from the nearest VA clinic;

Whereas data provided by the VA showed that of 323,000 veterans in West Texas, only 167,000 were enrolled in the VA and this clinic will drastically improve the healthcare of those veterans;

Whereas the City of Lubbock averages zero homeless veterans per 1,000 veterans;

Whereas the Lubbock VA clinic—

(1)

will provide radiology and cardiology services;

(2)

will provide CT, MRI, and X-ray services;

(3)

will provide mental and behavioral health services;

(4)

will contribute economic growth and jobs to the local economy;

(5)

will alleviate the inconvenience of traveling over 200 miles to receive care; and

(6)

will be capable of assisting a larger number of veterans on a day-to-day basis: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives celebrates the opening of the new Lubbock, Texas, Veterans Affairs medical clinic, in partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, University Medical Center, and Covenant Health, pursuant to the VA MISSION Act of 2018 (Public Law 115–182).