Kuster Calls on the President to Swiftly Sign Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017
(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, is calling on the President to swiftly sign the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which passed the House of Representatives in a pro forma session last week. Kuster is an original co-sponsor of the legislation, which would improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ disability claims appeals process.
“We know that the status quo for our veterans is unacceptable, and I’m proud that the Veterans’ Affairs Committee has been able to come together to advance this bipartisan legislation to expedite the VA disability claims appeals process,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “Too many veterans have struggled to receive the benefits they deserve, which is an affront to the brave men and women who serve our nation in uniform. I urge the President to sign this legislation as quickly as possible so that we can continue to reduce the disability claims backlog and improve services for our veterans.”
Congresswoman Kuster has served on the U.S. House Veterans’ Affairs Committee since taking office in 2013, and has served as the Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee since 2015. As Ranking Member, she pushes for increased transparency at the VA and helps to lead the charge in Washington on the need to improve access to care for veterans across the country. The daughter of a WWII veteran, Congresswoman Kuster has long advocated for the needs of New Hampshire veterans, and she frequently holds veteran roundtables, forums, and job fairs for Granite State veterans across the district.