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House Passes Bill Improving VA’s Ability To Hire, Retain High-Quality Providers

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House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1367, legislation to improve VA’s ability to recruit and retain high-quality health care providers and other professionals:

“Providing the top-notch health care and benefits our nation’s veterans deserve is impossible without a strong workforce. H.R. 1367 would improve VA’s ability to recruit and retain the very best providers to treat our nation’s heroes, and I thank Rep. Wenstrup for his leadership on this important legislation.”

H.R. 1367, introduced by Rep. Brad Wenstrup, contains a number of provisions that would strengthen VA’s ability to identify staffing shortages, recruit employees to fill vacant positions, quickly on-board new hires, and retain high-performing workers across the country. It also contains provisions that would improve leadership and accountability throughout VA and increase the number of veterans in the federal workforce.
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