November 15, 2021

House Passes Five Bipartisan Bills for Veterans

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Jenni Geurink (202-819-4684)   

WASHINGTON, D.C— Today, the House of Representatives passed five bipartisan bills brought to the floor by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in line with Chairman Takano’s priorities.   


“Last week, we celebrated Veterans Day, and I’m so glad my colleagues joined me today to back up our ‘thank you’s’ with the passage of five bipartisan bills to serve our nation’s veterans," said Chairman Takano. “These bills will study disparities to help ensure VA benefits are equitably disbursed, increase access to the flu shot during the COVID-19 pandemic, and create a pathway to hire more veterans in the VA healthcare system. I thank my colleagues for coming together to honor our veterans’ service to our country through action.”   


A list of bills passed can be found below:

  1. S. 1031 - A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. (Warnock
  2. S. 894 – Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021 (Braun
  3. H.R. 3665 – To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Diego, California, as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and to support the designation of a component of such medical center in honor of Kathleen Bruyere (Mike Levin)     
  4. S. 1095 - Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021 (Moran)   
  5. H.R. 5671, as amended - To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish seasonal influenza vaccines to certain individuals, and for other purposes. (Takano)