Westerman Votes for Veterans

May 23, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (May 23) upon the passage of a collection of bills benefitting veterans:

“The men and women who have fought for our country have made sacrifices on behalf of freedom,” Westerman said. “That is why we must stand up for our veterans and make sure they receive the benefits they have earned. The bills passed today make meaningful reforms to the Veterans Administration, creates accountability within the agency, and addresses other pressing veteran concerns. We cannot fully repay the gratitude owed to America’s heroes, but these bills attempt to make good on our promise to take care of those who sacrificed for the red, white, and blue.”

The following eight bills were passed Tuesday and will now go to the Senate for consideration:

  • H.R. 2052, the PRIVATE Act;
  • H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Accountability Act;
  • H.R. 1005, a bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans;
  • H.R. 1162, No Heroes Left Untreated Act;
  • H.R. 1329, Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 2288, Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 1545, VA Prescription Data Accountability Act; and
  • H.R 1725, Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017.