Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire
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Kuster Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Improve Services for Veterans

Nov 7, 2017
Press Release
**Bills would expand access to mental health services for veterans with a less than honorable discharge, improve communications between VA and veterans, expand access to telehealth services**

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, applauded House passage of several pieces of legislation aimed at improving services for veterans. Kuster is an original cosponsor of the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act, which would improve access to mental health services for veterans who receive a less than honorable discharge. She’s cosponsored the Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act to improve communication between VA and veterans related to billing, and the VETS Act to expand access to telehealth services.

“Our veterans have made incredible sacrifices in the defense of our freedoms and it’s critical that we work to provide them with the support they need and deserve when they return home,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “Expanding access to mental health services for all veterans is of critical importance. We shouldn’t turn our back on veterans who may be in crisis, regardless of their discharge status. I’ll continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee to advance bipartisan legislation to improve access to care and services for our men and women who have served in uniform.”