Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House-passed veterans bills:
“The House is committed to fighting for our retired servicemen and women who have been neglected by a broken Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It has been several years since the corruption and dysfunction at the VA was exposed, and quite frankly, it is appalling that we must continue to pass bills to fix the countless problems that have been ignored. We continue to hear that change at the VA is on the way, but as the bureaucracy remains unchanged, our veterans continue to wait for care and benefits. The House will never waver in its commitment to creating a 21st century VA, whether this Administration is ready for it or not.”
NOTE: Today, the House passed the Failing VA Medical Center Recovery Act (H.R. 3234), the VA Provider Equity Act (H.R. 3016), the Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 2915), the Construction Reform Act (H.R. 3106), and the American Heroes COLA Act (H.R. 677).