November 17: U.S. Senate unanimously passes H.R. 3471. The bill is now awaiting a presidential signature!
Sept 12: U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passes H.R. 3471!
May 18: House Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously support IHS' Fit to Serve bill language, which was offered as an amendment to H.R. 3471 during the committee's mark up meeting. H.R. 3471 is transmitted to the U.S. House of Representatives
April 29, 2016: House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health holds mark-up on H.R. 353, and passes bill favorably out of committee
October 27: Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and FTS National Spokesperson 1SG Matt Eversmann appear on Morning Joe to discuss H.R. 353
October 27, 2015: IHS and H.R. 353 sponsor Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) host Congressional briefing on veterans' hearing healthcare issues
September 16: U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs holds hearing on S. 564, the Veterans Hearing Aid Access and Assistance Act
September 3: American Legion's 2.3 million members adopt a resolution to support Fit to Serve and federal legislation that expands the Department of Veterans Affairs’ authority to hire and utilize hearing aid specialists to perform hearing aid testing and fitting and dispensing services
July 22: The American Legion, Department of Minnesota and American Legion, Department of Wisconsin endorse Fit to Serve and H.R. 353/S. 564
July 14: The House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health holds a public hearing on H.R. 353
April 24: Blinded Veterans Association reaffirms its support for our Veterans' access legislation in the 114th Congress
March 23: Veterans Health Council, a program of Vietnam Veterans of America, adds its name to the list of supporters for H.R. 353/S. 564
February 25: Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jon Tester (D-MT) reintroduce our Fit to Serve legislation in the United States Senate as S. 564
February 25: The Retired Enlisted Association endorses H.R. 353
February 9: National Guard Association of the United States expresses its strong support for H.R.353
January 28: Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance reaffirms its support for our reintroduced House bill, H.R 353
January 14, 2015: Reps. Duffy and Walz reintroduce Fit to Serve legislation in U.S. House of Representatives
May 8: Fit to Serve Nat'l Spokesperson on DC Fox 5 News on Fit to Serve/HR 3508
April 11: U.S. Rep Duffy and Fit to Serve Nat'l Spokesperson 1SG Eversmann on Fox & Friends TV Show and Kilmeade and Friends Radio Show
April 3: DC Newspaper The Hill runs Op-Ed "Bipartisan legislation offers help for veterans with hearing problems"