Congressman Kenny Marchant to Receive AAA Legislative Honor

Congressman Kenny Marchant to
Receive AAA Legislative Recognition Award

For Immediate Release
Amanda Riordan

Washington, DC – The American Ambulance Association (AAA) will honor Congressman Kenny Marchant of Texas with a Legislative Recognition Award in appreciation of his advocacy for emergency medical services.

Congressman Marchant will be presented this award in June in Washington, DC by AAA’s Texas Stars of Life—EMS personnel selected for their excellence and dedication. This year’s Stars from the Lone Star State are Chris Eachen of Paramedics Plus; Cindy Hitchcock of American Medical Response; Rhonda Dees-Lockwood, and Sloane Brown of Acadian Ambulance Service; and Thomas Faticone, Daniel Dormady, and Elizabeth Roden of MedStar Mobile Healthcare.

Congressman Marchant was selected for the Legislative Recognition Award for his support of the Medicare ambulance temporary add-on increases and the super rural bonus payment.

AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Congressman Marchant has been a trusted advocate for health care and emergency medical services, both in Texas and across our country.”

Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, Congressman Marchant represents Texas’s 24th congressional district. Congressman Marchant serves on the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittees on Health and Tax Policy, as well as on the House Ethics Committee.

In appreciation of his ongoing service to the ambulance services of the United States, AAA is proud to honor Congressman Marchant with a Legislative Recognition Award.

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About the American Ambulance Association

Founded in 1979, the AAA represents hundreds of ambulance services across the United States that participate in emergency and nonemergency care and medical transportation. The Association serves as a voice and clearinghouse for ambulance services, and views prehospital care not only as a public service, but also as an essential part of the total public health care system.

AAA Stars of Life

The Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. Stars of Life honors the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure. This year, 101 EMS professionals will be honored as the 2017 Stars of Life. Meet the stars at

AAA Mission Statement

The mission of the American Ambulance Association is to promote health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provide research, education, and communications programs to enable its members to effectively address the needs of the communities they serve.

2017, Representative Kenny Marchant (R-TX), Texas