Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Caucus, cosponsored three pieces of bipartisan legislation to better support our EMS technicians.
“We are grateful for our North Country EMS practitioners and the lifesaving services they provide to our community,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The services provided by EMS are a critical component of our healthcare policy, and this legislative package better supports these men and women so they can continue to serve our community. I am pleased to sign on to these important bills and thank all our EMS practitioners for the important work they do.”
There are approximately 21,000 EMS agencies nationwide and 826,000 EMTs and paramedics. EMS responds to approximately 37 million calls annually.
The bills Rep. Stefanik cosponsored today include:
- H.R.1876 - Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017
- H.R.1445 - Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act or the VREASA
- H.R.5429 - SIREN Act of 2018