Chairman Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Continue Important Veterans Programs
Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 3479, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018:
“I applaud the House for passing bipartisan legislation that will allow several important veterans programs to continue, and I thank Chairman Isakson and Ranking Members Tester and Walz for their commitment to reaching a strong, bipartisan agreement. This legislation will ensure veterans continue to have access to several programs and benefits, including workforce training programs, homelessness prevention initiatives and hospital and nursing home care – to name a few. I look forward to President Trump signing this important legislation as we continue to deliver on our promises to the men and women who have served.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018 would continue several programs that were set to expire and was passed by the Senate on September 18, 2018. The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs press release can be found here. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs section-by-section summary can be found here.