A few weeks ago, I spent the day at Best Family Farm in Chehalis. I was able to meet with farmers and hear their concerns about federal regulations that could harm their ability to stay in business. Specifically, the Food Safety Modernization Act and the “Waters of U.S.” rule – however well-intended – could mire farmers in paperwork and compliance costs that make it harder to do what they do best: feed our families.
I’m committed to helping our region’s job creators and those who contribute to a thriving economy. I’ll continue fighting for common-sense regulations that keep consumers safe and our environment protected, but don't put small farms out of business.
As you may know, the VA has begun bringing some primary health care services closer to Pacific County-area veterans. For two years I urged the VA to utilize its mobile medical unit here in Southwest Washington, and the VA responded to my calls for action and has deployed this mobile clinic to Raymond every other month.
Since the beginning of 2015, the VA mobile medical unit has successfully served over 300 veterans with basic health care services. I’m pleased that the next visit is scheduled for September 12-16. The details for this visit are below:
What: The VA’s mobile medical unit coming to Raymond to provide primary health services to veterans.
Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 16, 2016
September 12, 2016 – 9am-3:30pm
September 13, 2016 – 8am-3:30pm
September 14, 2016 – 8am-3:30pm
September 15, 2016 – 8am-3:30pm
September 16, 2016 – 8am-11:30am
The American Legion
221 Duryea St
Raymond, WA 98577
• Primary health care appointments and walk-ups
• Physical exams
• Flu shots and other immunizations
• Assistance in signing up for VA benefits
If you are a veteran who is already registered within the VA system, walk-up appointments will be available without appointment. If you wish, you can also set up an appointment by calling 1-800-329-8387, and then dialing extension 71234 and asking for the mobile medical unit in Raymond. If you are not in the VA system, you can get help with initial registration at the mobile medical unit. Also, the VA asks that if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please cancel it as far in advance as possible so they may see other patients.
My heartfelt thanks goes to those veterans who have served our country. If I can ever assist you in navigating your VA benefits or with any other federal agency, do not hesitate to let me know by calling (360) 695-6292 or visiting jhb.house.gov.