Smith Votes to Support Veterans
Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) voted for legislation that improves outreach and assistance to veterans and that provides chiropractic care for veterans.
"There is no greater service to our country than that performed by our military men and women," said Congressman Smith. "Their sacrifices ensure that our country remains free. America's veterans deserve improved access to benefits such as health care."
One of the bills, H.R. 2239, would allow severely injured service members to receive vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits prior to their discharge from active duty.
Another bill, H.R. 2199, would create a comprehensive program of long-term care for traumatic brain injuries rehabilitation that includes residential, community, and home-based treatment.
The following bills passed the House today with the support of Congressman Smith:
H.R. 67 - Veterans Outreach Improvement Act of 2007
H.R. 612 - Returning Servicemember VA Healthcare Insurance Act of 2007
H.R. 1470 - Chiropractic Available to All Veterans Act
H.R. 2199 - Traumatic Brain Injury Health Enhancement and Long-Term Support Act of 2007
H.R. 2239 - Early Access to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits Act
"Be assured that I will continue to work on to ensure that those who served our nation receive the benefits they deserve," concluded Smith.