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House Honors Veterans with New Vets Legislation

Nov 11, 2017
Press Release

Our country owes gratitude and respect to our veterans the entire year, which is why we didn’t contain our support for our veterans to a single day. This past week leading up to Veterans Day, the House honored our veterans by serving them with several important pieces of legislation.

McCarthy had this to say:

“As we approached Veterans Day, the best way the House could honor our veterans was by helping them and improving their lives. The House focused this week on improving veteran mental health care and suicide prevention. Whether it’s Congressman Jim Banks’s (IN-03) bill to use data analytics to improve the Veterans Crisis hotline or Congressman Mike Coffman’s (CO-06) legislation to provide better mental health care for veterans, we owe it to our veterans to give them the best. This is just our way of saying, ‘thank you for your service.’”

Below is a list of the bills the House considered this week:

  • H.R. 918, Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act
  • H.R. 1133, Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017
  • H.R. 1900, National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act
  • H.R. 2123, Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act
  • H.R. 2601, Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery (VICTOR) Act
  • H.R. 4173, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the Veterans Crisis Line
  • H.R. 3657, To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries
  • H.R.. 3562, To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs