MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference on Bipartisan Military Mental Health Screening Bill

May 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 9:15AM, U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) will hold a press conference to discuss the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. 4305 / S. 2231).  The bill, which will help the military better identify behavioral health issues and improve suicide prevention by instituting a mental health assessment for all incoming military recruits, will be offered as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 NDAA.  

Reps. Thompson and Ryan introduced the MEPS Act on March 27, 2014. The bill has since garnered the support of 40 military, veteran, and mental health advocacy groups.  U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Jay Rockefeller introduced a Senate companion bill (S. 2231) on April 9, 2014. 

WHO:    
Cosponsoring House Members and Supporting Groups to H.R. 4305.    

WHAT:  
MEPS Act Amendment to the FY2015 NDAA

WHEN:    
Thursday, May 22, 2014
9:15 AM EST   

WHERE:    
Triangle on the House side of the Capitol's East Front.   

RSVP:    
Media planning to attend, please contact Parish Braden with Rep. Thompson at parish.braden@mail.house.gov or (202) 680-0006.

Click here to view more information the MEPS Act.

Click here to view supporting groups of the MEPS Act.

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