WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the bipartisan Strengthening Telehealth and Education for Rural Communities Act to increase rural access to telehealth and education services. This legislation would reauthorize the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program which provides funding to tribal and rural communities in Wyoming to facilitate telehealth and learning projects. The bill will help close the rural and urban divide by ensuring that high-quality health care and education are accessible by internet to rural and tribal communities in Wyoming.
“People living in rural Wyoming deserve the same access to health care and education that folks in urban areas have, and that can help be achieved through the utilization of telecommunications technology,” said Senator Lummis. “Reauthorizing the Distance Learning Telemedicine Program will allow for rural areas in Wyoming, including tribes, to continue having access to this important funding.”
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