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Rep. Issa Legislation To Protect Nursing Home Care for Disabled Veterans Passes U.S. House

Press Release
Sep 25, 2017

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a bill which includes legislation he introduced in July to protect nursing home care for disabled veterans. 
 
Without the legislation passed today, as many as 2,060 veterans in California were poised to lose access to the care they needed when the program was set to expire at the end of the year on December 31, 2017.
 
“Nursing home care is a crucial lifeline of support for so many disabled veterans throughout our state,” said Congressman Darrell Issa. “After everything these heroes have sacrificed to protect and defend our nation, we owe it to them that we ensure they are well taken care of and receive the high-quality care they deserve. I’m proud that today’s extender package includes my bill to ensure these disabled heroes continue receiving the care they need. I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly pass this legislation so we can get it to the President’s desk without delay.”
 
Congressman Issa’s “Keeping our Commitment to Disabled Veterans Act” (H.R. 3177) was included in the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017 which passed today in the House of Representatives.
 
The Department of Veterans Affairs reports that 35,000 veterans nationwide received care through this authority in Fiscal Year 2016. The Keeping Our Commitment to Disabled Veterans Act (S. 683) was introduced with the support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the National Association of State Veterans Homes (NASVH).
 

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