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House Passes Walberg Amendment to Improve Care for Injured and Amputee Veterans

June 8, 2018
Press Release


Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted in favor of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. H.R. 5895 includes a Walberg-authored amendment to help ensure our nation’s injured and amputee veterans can continue to choose the orthotist or prosthetist that best meets their health care needs. Click here to watch Walberg's remarks on the House floor.
 
“When it comes to the Great Lakes, today’s bipartisan legislation delivers on a number of Michigan’s priorities, including investing in water infrastructure projects and preventing the spread of invasive species like Asian carp,” said Congressman Walberg. “This bill also reflects our unwavering commitment to the men and women, past and present, who serve in our nation’s military. We owe it to these heroes to ensure they have the necessary resources to perform their duties and are well-cared for when they return home. I’m pleased my amendment was unanimously adopted in today’s bill, which will help empower injured and amputee veterans when making personal health care decisions.”

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.

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