Roe Statement on House Passage of Bill to Eliminate Sunset Date of the Choice Program
Washington, April 5, 2017 | For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act, the Senate companion to his bill to eliminate the sunset date of the Choice program:
“By eliminating the sunset date of the Choice Act, Congress is ensuring veterans have certainty and continuity of care while we work with the Trump administration to develop a strategic plan that addresses the need for a veteran-centric, coordinated network of care that utilizes the strengths of both VA and community health providers. I am proud of the bipartisan, bicameral support for this effort and look forward to seeing President Trump sign this important bill into law.”
Earlier this week, the Senate, led by Senators Isakson (R-Ga.), McCain (R-Ariz.) and Tester (D-Mont.), unanimously passed this legislation. The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act would eliminate the statutory sunset date for the Choice Program and instead allow the program to continue until the original funding has been expended.