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FCC Seeks to Run $100M Telehealth Pilot Program; Brendan Carr Comments

Sen. Roger Wicker and Commissioner Brendan Carr have announced that the Federal Communications Commission intends to run a $100 million pilot program that aims to provide telehealth services for low-income U.S. citizens. The Connected Care Pilot Program will focus on providing healthcare for veterans and Americans residing in rural areas, FCC said Wednesday. The …

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Report: Bill Would Reform Navy Surface Ship Operations

Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have introduced a bill that would implement changes to the U.S. Navy‘s surface fleet operations, USNI News reported Monday. The Surface Warfare Enhancement Act of 2018 was created in response to ship collisions that involved the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain guided-missile …

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Sen. Roger Wicker: Navy to Install New Oxygen Systems on T-45 Jets

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) has said the U.S. Navy will install new oxygen-level monitoring systems on all T-45 naval training jets by February as part of efforts to address issues with the aircraft’s oxygen systems. Wicker, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Seapower, said in a press release published Wednesday that …

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GOP Lawmakers to Propose Bill for 355-Ship Navy Buildup

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Virginia) are scheduled Thursday to introduce a bill that seeks to grow the U.S. Navy‘s fleet to 355 ships, Defense News reported Wednesday. A draft bill obtained by Defense News states that the fleet buildup should be implemented “as soon as practicable.” Wittman, …

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