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District Update |April 9, 2019
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This Week in Congress
1) H.Con.Res. 16 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
2) H.Con.Res. 19 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
3) H.R. 1331 - Local Water Protection Act (Sponsored by Rep. Angie Craig / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
4) H.R. 639 - To amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
5) H.R. 559 - Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gregorio Sablan / Natural Resources Committee)
6) H.R. 2030 - Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Raúl Grijalva / Natural Resources Committee)
7) H.R. 1759 - BRIDGE for Workers Act (Sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Murphy / Ways and Means Committee)
8) H.R. 1957 - Taxpayer First Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Lewis / Ways and Means Committee)
9) H.R. 1644 - Save the Internet Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Doyle / Energy and Commerce Committee)
10) Possible Consideration of H.R. 2021 - Investing for the People Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Sponsored by Rep. John Yarmuth / Budget Committee)

San Bernardino: Job Fair

Old Woman Springs Ranch/Heart Bar Ranch Photo Search 

Craig McKenzie, 2018
The Morongo Basin Historical Society is working on a photographic history related to Old Woman Springs Ranch and the former Heart Bar Ranch.

If you have any vintage or historic photos of Old Woman Springs Ranch, the Pineapple Express railroad on the ranch, Rattlesnake Canyon, Ames Well, the Rock Corral, Heart Bar Ranch, Heart Bar Campground, Heart Bar State Park, cattle, cattle drives, cowboys, Dale Gentry, Albert Swarthout and Charlie Martin families, or any related images, diaries, documents, please get in touch with them.

They appreciate your help in preserving history.

Your name will be cited if used in the publication.
Contact Claudia cj61464@gmail.com or call 760-366-7896.

Victorville: Spring Festival and Egg Hunt
Eggstravaganza for the entire family!

Time and Location
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Hook Park
14973 Joshua St.
Victorville, CA 92394

Held annually at Hook Park in Victorville, the Spring Festival & Egg Hunt is a fun-filled day for all ages. We invite you to come join us and experience this family event which includes: egg hunts, inflatables, seller's market, food, carnival games, prizes, and a visit from Mr. Bunny!

Egg Hunts are separated by ages. For two years old and under, a Bunny Trail is available.

Food, Retail, and Display Vendor opportunities are available at this event. Applications will be available February 4, 2019. For information about becoming a vendor, click this link.

We welcome volunteers to help at the Spring Festival event. If you are interested in volunteering, please click on this link to submit an application and get involved!

For more information, please call Hook Community Center, (760) 245-5551. 

Age Well, Drive Smart: Senior Driving Course
This 2-hour course is designed primarily for drivers age 65 and older. It includes classroom instruction on driving safety, basic road courtesy, the impact visual or hearing impairments have on driving ability, tips on avoiding or offsetting hazardous road conditions, and improving driving performance. You will also receive an update on changes the legislature has made to rules of the road and vehicle equipment. Some insurance companies offer discounted premiums with a certificate of course completion. Check with your insurance provider to confirm this program meets its criteria for a policy discount.

Space is limited. To RSVP, please visit https://chp_agewelldrivesmart.eventbrite.com

For more information contact the State Senator Mike Morrell's District Office at (909) 919-7731.  

My office is here to help you. If you or someone you know needs help with the Veterans' Administration please call my Apple Valley District Office at (760) 247-1815.

Barstow: Veterans Connection 2019

Hosted by the Barstow Community Coalition, in partnership with Barstow Community College, over 30 vendors will offer their services to men and women who once served their country in uniform.

Veterans Community Outreach Team: Monthly Meeting
Time and Date:
May 1, 2019 at 2-3:30 PM

VA Loma Linda's monthly Veterans Community Outreach Team in support of Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The Clay Hunt SAV ACT (Section 5) was created to help increase access to healthcare and address the high rate of suicide among our Veteran population by creating a Veteran Community Outreach Team, Community Peer Support Network, and Veterans Transition Advisory Group. As a pilot site, we are charged with creating an integrated approach to serving this vulnerable Veteran population by connecting with local members from community organizations, state and local governments, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce, and other local business organizations, Veteran Service Organizations, and other Veteran organizations.

VA Exposure Ed App
The new VA Exposure Ed app helps health care providers have informed discussions with Veterans about their individual exposure-related health concerns. It contains information about a variety of exposures, potential health impacts, and VA services and benefits.

Learn more, including how to download the app, at: https://go.usa.gov/xEd2h

Military Services and Family Support Program
The Military Services and Family Support (MSFS) program is offered through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which was passed by California voters in 2004 and enacted in January 2005. Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) is a component of MHSA which manages the MSFS program.

The MSFS program provides free in-home or community based screenings and assessments, family interventions, and rehabilitative support for military families in San Bernardino County. This approach increases the likelihood that military personnel will utilize services while also reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness or seeking services.

The MSFS program services will be provided to the following populations who are at risk or are experiencing the early onset of a serious mental illness:

- Active military members
- Service members of the Reserves and National Guard
- Recently retired military/veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001
- Military family members including children, transitional age youth, and adults

Services include:

- Mental health and substance abuse screening
- Case management, education, and support
- Individual and group interventions
- Substance abuse prevention
- Individual, family, and couples counseling
- Short term mental health services for those experiencing the early onset of mental illness

For more information, please visit the San Bernardino County Behavioral Health page. 

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