Westerman: “I am Committed to Improving Care” for Veterans

July 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Monday (July 24) upon passage of a collection of bills which will improve care for our nation’s veterans:

“Supporting our veterans is the least we can do as Americans,” Westerman said. “Legislation passed today would improve care, create more accountability in the VA, and so much more. The failings at the VA are well known, but I am committed to improving care and support for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

The bills approved Monday are as follows:

  • H.R. 3218 – Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 1058 – VA Provider Equity Act;
  • H.R. 1690 – Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act;
  • H.R. 2006 – VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act;
  • H.R. 2781 – Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act;
  • H.R. 2749 – Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 3262 – Grow Our Own Directive: Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 95 – Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act; and
  • H.R. 1848 – Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017.