WASHINGTON D.C. – Otsego County’s congressman, Chris Gibson, R-19th, announced a few minutes ago that the House of Representatives approved legislation he authored to rename the Post Office at 90 Cornell St. in Kingston in honor of Staff Sgt. Robert H. Dietz, a Medal of Honor recipient who was killed in action during World War II.
The bill passed the House today, September 24, with unanimous bipartisan support.
“Having served for most of my adult life in the U.S. Army and lost some of my own soldiers in combat, I have been especially proud to help my colleagues in Congress recognize Staff Sergeant Dietz and the heroism, bravery, and devotion to the cause of freedom that he personifies,” said Gibson.
Congressman Gibson At White House
For Suicide-Prevention Bill Signing
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, Otsego County’s congressman, attended today’s White House bill-signing ceremony for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which he co-authored. It increases access to mental health care for military personnel and veterans.
“Military families across our nation are coping with unimaginable grief after the loss of a loved one to suicide,” said Gibson, a retired Army officer. “This bill makes it far easier for returning servicemen and women to get the care they need, including valuable peer-to-peer support, and it makes provisions to grow the ranks of mental health professionals working within the VA and DOD. Having lost some of my own troopers to suicide, it was a tremendous honor for me to advance this legislation and look on as the President signed it into law.”
Congressman Gibson Due At Cooperstown Field Day
COOPERSTOWN – U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19, will be in Cooperstown at 11:45 a.m. tomorrow to attend Cooperstown Field Day, a first-year celebration of the season, sponsored by the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and Brewery Ommegang. Main Street will be closed for the event, which will include pairings of Ommegang beers and food from local restaurants, as well as rides, games and music.