WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), along with her colleagues Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), introduced the Dental Care for Our Troops Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure that every service member has premium-free dental care.
“Dental care in our National Guard and Reserve is a growing issue, keeping tens of thousands of troops from being able to deploy and serve our country. I have heard firsthand how a lack of access to dental care affects military readiness, and this legislation helps provide the access to care our troops deserve and need,” Senator Capito said. “I am continually impressed by the men and women who serve in the West Virginia National Guard and the broad array of missions they support around the world. Our military relies heavily on the ability of National Guard and Reserve members, and I will continue to put forward solutions that support them.”