Thursday, 20 February 2020

Rep. Garamendi votes for nine bills to support local veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded House passage of nine bills to support our nation’s veterans.

Garamendi voted “aye” on every bill.

“As the representative of over 60,000 veterans in Congress, I will always work to provide the care and support America's veterans have earned through their selfless dedication and service to our nation. These nine bills take a comprehensive approach to helping veterans by addressing issues with the VA, protecting and expanding the GI Bill, providing stronger health care services for veterans, serving military families, and more. I’m pleased that the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass these bills, and I urge the Senate to adopt this legislation and provide much-needed support for America’s heroes,” Garamendi said.

An overview of each bill is included below:

H.R. 4360, the VA Overpayment Accountability Act: Addresses longstanding payment errors at the VA that have burdened veterans and their families.

H.R. 3224, the Deborah Sampson Act: Fights for equal treatment by providing female veterans proper access to VA medical care.

H.R. 4162, the GI Bill Planning Act: Expands the opportunities promised by the GI Bill by extending the period servicemembers can elect to use their GI benefits.

H.R. 4625, the Protect the GI Bill Act: Protects veterans from predatory education institutions that aim to profit from their GI Bill benefits.

H.R. 4477, the Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act: Improves the quality of care within the Veterans Health Administration to guard against fraud that harms veterans seeking care.

H.R. 4771, the VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act: Establishes teleconferencing services to make it easier for veterans with pending appeals to appear before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.

H.R. 4356, the Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act: Ensures grieving families of fallen servicemembers are not trapped in contracts with their phone, cable or internet providers.

H.R. 3996, VA Design-Build Construction Enhancement Act: Tackles the multibillion-dollar backlog of construction projects at the VA.

H.R. 1424, the Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act: Prevents the VA from denying veterans the honor they have earned by allowing fallen heroes to be buried with the Battlefield Cross in VA cemeteries.

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