Washington, DC –  Today, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Vice Chairs Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), and Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Diana DeGette (CO-01), and Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) were joined by 133 of their colleagues in calling on Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III to waive copays for contraceptives and designate  health care visits related to screening, counseling, insertion, removal, or maintenance of FDA-approved contraceptive devices as “preventive services” for servicemembers and military families.

A copy of the letter is attached below.