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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Introduces Resolution Commemorating National Physician Assistant Week

October 12, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution designating the week of October 6 through 12, 2017 as “National Physician Assistant Week.” Rep. Bass, the only sitting former Physician Assistant in Congress, issued the following statement regarding the resolution:

“Physician Assistants are often the first point of contact for many patients and play a vital role in helping them understand their medical needs and empower them to become effective advocates for their own health,” Rep. Bass said. “Along with the Physician Assistant Education Public Health Initiatives Act and the Physician Assistant Higher Education Modernization Act, it is my hope that this resolution will continue our work to honor the too often forgotten contributions of Physician Assistants throughout the country.” 

You can read the full statement here