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Committee Passes 10 Veterans Bills

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Washington, July 12, 2018 | Tiffany Haverly (202-225-3527) | comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed ten bills out of committee:  

“Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs continued to deliver on our promise to transform and strengthen the VA in order to ensure that our nation’s veterans receive the quality care and benefits they deserve. The bipartisan bills reported to the full House for consideration would create a fourth administration within VA charged with overseeing VA programs that help create economic opportunities for veterans; authorize VA to pay for the cost of Medical Foster Homes; improve efforts that help returning servicemembers reintegrate back into civilian life and make improvements to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – to name a few. I look forward to working with my colleagues to move these bills through the legislative process, and I’m proud the committee is continuing our tradition of bipartisanship.”

The following bills were passed out of committee:

  • H.R. 2409: To Allow Certain Servicemembers to Terminate Their Cable, Satellite Television and Internet Access Service Contracts While Deployed
  • H.R. 2787: as amended: The VET MD Act
  • H.R. 5538: The Reserve Component Vocational Rehabilitation Parity Act
  • H.R. 5649: The Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William “Bill” Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvements Act of 2018.
  • H.R. 5693, as amended: The Long Term Care Veterans Choice Act
  • H.R. 5864: The VA Hospitals Stablishing Leadership Performance (VA HELP) Act
  • H.R. 5882: The Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act
  • H.R. 5938, as amended: The Veterans Serving Veterans Act of 2018
  • H.R. 5974, as amended: The Department of Veterans Affairs Creation of On-Site Treatment Systems Affording Veterans Improvements and Numerous General Safety Enhancements (VA COST SAVINGS) Act
  • H.R. 6066, as amended: To Improve the Productivity of the Management Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
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