House Passes VA MISSION Act, Extends Funding for Choice Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act. The legislation funds the VA Choice Program, combines the VA’s multiple community care programs into one streamlined program, improves incentives to recruit, hire, and retain qualified medical professionals, and expands the VA’s Post-9/11 Caregiver Program to all eras.
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) released the following statement upon passage:
“By passing the VA MISSION Act, the House has taken another important step toward improving access to care for our nation’s veterans. This legislation addresses a number of important pieces of the large VA puzzle, including extending funding for the Choice Program that countless veterans depend on to receive care.
“I believe this bill will reduce the bureaucracy associated with veterans seeking private sector health care and improve the lives of those who have served our great country. I’ve heard from countless veterans in Alabama’s Second District about the continued need for VA changes to ensure they get the best care available. I hope we will soon see this legislation signed into law.”
S. 2372 passed the House by a vote of 347-70. The bill has received wide support from numerous veterans organizations.