Walberg Votes to Assist Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Walberg voted for a package of bills to help our nation's veterans. Among the bills passed with bipartisan support are measures to rein in out-of-control costs of three major Veterans Affairs projects, provide for a cost-of-living increase for certain disabled veterans and their dependents, and extend a number of important programs which help female veterans and homeless veterans.
"I remain committed to assisting our nation's veterans and ensuring they have access to the benefits they deserve. Today's legislation illustrates the House's continued commitment to delivering on these promises while also rooting out waste and abuse within the VA," said Rep. Walberg following the votes.
Background on bills:
- H.R. 3593 The VA Construction Assistance Act would implement reforms to expedite construction and rein in the out-of-control costs of three major VA regional projects under development
- H.R. 5404 - Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act would extend a number of programs benefitting female veterans, homeless veterans and student veterans and other authorities given to the VA pertaining to health care, housing and transportation
- H.R. 4276 - Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Improvement Act would require the VA to submit detailed quarterly reports to the Congress regarding the pilot program for rehabilitative services for veterans with traumatic brain injury
- S. 2258 - Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act would provide for an increase in the rates of compensation of veterans with service connected disabilities and rates of dependency and indemnity compensation or the survivors of certain disabled veterans