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Luetkemeyer Introduces Mobile Mammography Promotion Act

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Washington, October 25, 2017 | comments
Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced legislation that would allow mobile mammography units to purchase fuel without the federal excise tax.
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Today, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) introduced legislation that would allow mobile mammography units to purchase fuel without the federal excise tax.

Luetkemeyer’s legislation, the Mobile Mammography Promotion Act, would increase access to breast cancer screening by providing relief from the federal fuel excise tax for “mammovans.” Mammovans are vehicles designed exclusively to travel to underserved, and often rural, areas to provide mammograms and other services that help detect and treat the medical challenges facing many individuals.

“The majority of us have a mother, sister, daughter, aunt, or a friend who has fought breast cancer,” Luetkemeyer said. “ We must ensure regular mammography screenings are available to all Americans regardless of location  because early detection and treatment is critical to defeating breast cancer.”

Luetkemeyer has introduced the Mobile Mammography Promotion Act in previous congresses. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced this legislation in the Senate.

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