House Sends Three Veterans’ Bills to the President’s Desk Ahead of Christmas, Including Significant GOP Proposals
Washington, December 22, 2022 | Kathleen McCarthy
Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed three veterans’ bills, H.R. 7939, as amended, the Veterans Auto and Education Improvement Act of 2022, S. 5016, the Col. Mary Louise Rasmuson Campus of the Alaska VA Healthcare System Act of 2022, and S.4949, the National Cemeteries Preservation and Protection Act of 2022 this week:
“I was proud to see the three veterans’ bills the House passed this week go to the president’s desk with overwhelming support. Especially, the Veterans Auto and Education Improvement Act which, simplifies the adaptive auto purchasing process, makes it easier for military spouses to transfer employment licenses across states, eases GI Bill access for servicemembers who receive a sole survivorship discharge, and more. This bipartisan bill is the least we can for military and Gold Star families this holiday season. I look forward to seeing the president sign it into law as soon as possible,” said Ranking Member Bost.
The House also passed S. 5016, the Col. Mary Louise Rasmuson Campus of the Alaska VA Healthcare System Act of 2022, which will designate the VA Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, as the “Colonel Mary Louise Rasmuson Campus of the Alaska VA Healthcare System” and S.4949, the National Cemeteries Preservation and Protection Act of 2022. All three pieces of legislation now head to the president’s desk for signature.