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Issa Votes to Pass 7 Bills That Support Veterans

Press Release
May 24, 2017

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed 7 bills to improve care, benefits and service to the nation’s veterans.
 

“No commitment is more important than the commitments we’ve given to our men and women in uniform,” said Congressman Darrell Issa. “These bills ensure veterans will have timely access to quality health care, help disabled veterans better make ends meet, provide speedier resolution for the benefits appeals process and increase the level of service at the VA. After giving so much for our country, our veterans deserve the highest quality of care. I’m proud of the work we’ve done today and encourage the Senate to quickly pass these bills and send them to the President’s desk as soon as possible.”  


The bills passed include the:
 
H.R. 467: The VA Scheduling Accountability Act
 
The VA Scheduling Accountability Act would require VA medical center directors to certify annually that their facility is in compliance with the scheduling directive (or any successor directive that replaces it), prohibit VA from waiving certification, and require VA to report to Congress on individual medical facilities’ compliance. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.
 
H.R. 1005: "To improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans"
 
H.R. 1005 would direct VA to enter into an agreement or a contract with state veterans homes to pay for adult day health care for a veteran eligible for, but not receiving, nursing home care. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.
 
H.R. 1162: The No Hero Left Untreated Act
 
The No Hero Left Untreated Act would require VA to carry out a one-year pilot program at up to two VA medical facilities to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to veterans with PTSD, TBI, MST, chronic pain or opiate addiction for up to 50 veterans. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.
 
H.R. 1329: The Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2017
 
The Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017 would increase the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities as well as the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans as of December 1st, 2017. Click here for more information. Read the bill here

H.R. 2288: The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017
 
The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 would modernize the appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.
 
H.R. 1545: The VA Prescription Data Accountability Act
 
The VA Prescription Data Accountability Act would clarify current law to stipulate that VHA is required to disclose information to state controlled substance monitoring programs for anyone – veteran or non-veteran – who is prescribed these medications through VA. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.
 
H.R. 1725: The Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017
 
The Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017 as amended, seeks to reduce the number of unnecessary disability examinations by requiring additional information be provided to Congress regarding VA’s use of private medical evidence in support of claims for disability compensation. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.

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