Washington, DC – The American Ambulance Association (AAA) will honor Representative Terri Sewell with its Legislator of the Year Award in recognition of her advocacy for emergency medical services.

Representative Sewell is scheduled to receive this honor at the AAA’s Annual Stars of Life Awards Ceremony on June 25 in Washington, D.C.

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. The Stars of Life program pays tribute to the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure. This year, 107 EMS professionals will be honored as 2019 Stars of Life. In addition to Representative Sewell’s recognition as 2019 Legislator of the Year, 25 United States Senators and Representatives will receive Legislative Recognition Awards for their support of ambulance services.

Representative Sewell was selected for the Legislator of the Year Award in recognition  for helping lead the effort that secured a five-year extension of the Medicare ambulance temporary add-on increases of 2% urban and 3% urban and the super rural bonus payment. Representative Sewell also ensured that other key provisions for the industry were included in the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act. Representative Sewell continues to go above and beyond to ensure that EMS in Alabama and across the country, receive sustainable reimbursement.

AAA President Aarron Reinert notes, “Representative Sewell has been a trusted advocate for emergency medical services, both in Alabama and across our country. The AAA is honored to present her with the distinction of Legislator of the Year Award.”

Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, Representative Sewell is her fifth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. Representative Sewell sits on the exclusive House Ways and Means Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Representative Sewell has carried out her longstanding commitment to healthcare issues through her work as the Vice-Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee Subcommittee on Health.

In recognition of her ongoing service to the ambulance services of the United States, AAA is proud to call Representative Sewell our Legislator of the Year.

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