Congressman Rick Berg today announced the passage of the Honoring American Veterans Act of 2011, which reauthorizes and expands a number of existing veterans health and benefits programs.
"The brave men and women of our Armed Forces have put their lives on the line to defend our freedom, and we must do all that we can to support these heroes," stated Berg. "The bill passed today will help ensure that the needs of our brave soldiers are met in prompt fashion, because the members of our Armed Forces deserve nothing less than that."
The Honoring American Veterans Act (H.R. 1627) is a comprehensive, bipartisan, legislative package to provide for the needs of veterans, their families, and survivors through improved health care, housing, education, and memorial services. Designed to meet the challenges veterans face today, H.R. 1627 also expands the accountability and transparency of the Department of Veterans Affairs, ensuring that the VA is responsible to those it serves--America's veterans.
The Honoring American Veterans Act of 2011 unanimously passed the House and Senate. It will now be sent to President Obama to be signed into law.