Kuster-Backed Bills to Improve Care for Veterans Passes House
(Washington, DC) – This evening, the House of Representatives advanced several pieces of legislation co-sponsored by Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, that will improve care and services for veterans. Kuster is a co-lead of the Veterans’ Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act and the SIT-REP Act, and a co-sponsor of the Veterans Affairs Medical-Surgical Purchasing Stabilization Act, Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act, Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act, and the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act.
“It’s critical that we make improvements to expand access to high quality healthcare and services for the men and women who have served in uniform,” said Kuster. “I’m pleased that we’ve been able to come together across the aisle to advance numerous proposals that will better the lives of veterans and their families. Whether enhancing programs to prevent veteran homelessness or ensuring that VA’s health record system is efficiently revamped, I’m committed to doing right by our veterans. The bills we passed this evening represent commonsense steps toward ensuring that veterans receive the support they deserve.”
Kuster has focused on working across the aisle to improve access to care for veterans in New Hampshire and across the country. She was one of just two democrats to co-sponsor the VA MISSION Act, which passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. This legislation reauthorizes and improves the VA Choice Program and enhances community care programs within the VA. The VA MISSION Act expands access to community care for veterans in New Hampshire through a provision advocated for by Kuster.