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Veterans’ Affairs Committee Passes #ForeverGIBill, 10 Other Bills

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Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed 11 bills out of committee, including the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017:

“Today, our committee continued its bipartisan work by favorably sending 11 bills to the full House for consideration. These bills will improve VA’s ability to hire and retain quality medical professionals, address issues with VA’s procurement process and expand veterans’ access to mental health care. I’m particularly proud of the unanimous support for the legislation I partnered with Ranking Member Walz on to improve and extend the GI Bill for generations to come, and I thank Leader McCarthy for his commitment to bring the bill up for a vote this month. I look forward to seeing all of these bills move through the legislative process.”

The following bills were passed out of committee:

  • H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Rep. Roe)
  • H.R. 918, the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act (Rep. Coffman)
  • H.R. 1058, the VA Provider Equity Act (Rep. Wenstrup)
  • H.R. 2781, Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act (Rep. Dunn)
  • H.R. 95, Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act (Rep. Brownley)
  • H.R. 3262, Grow Our Own Directive: Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act (Rep. Kuster)
  • H.R. 282, the Military Residency Choice Act (Rep. Stefanik)
  • H.R. 1690, as amended, the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act (Rep. Tenney)
  • H.R. 2006, the VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act (Rep. Coffman)
  • H.R. 2749, the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017 (Rep. Bergman)
  • H.R. 2772, the VA Senior Executive Accountability Act (Rep. Taylor)
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