House Veterans' Affairs Committee Passes Six Bills
Today, Chairman Bob Filner announced that the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs passed six bills. The bills would expand veterans' health care and benefits.
1. H.R. 67 - to improve the outreach activities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
2. H.R. 1660 - to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national cemetery for veterans in the southern Colorado region.
3. H.R. 612 - to extend the period of eligibility for health care for combat service in the Persian Gulf or future hostilities from two years to five years after discharge or release.
4. H.R. 1470 - to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
5. H.R. 2199 - to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain improvements in the treatment of individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
6. H.R. 2239 - to expand eligibility for vocational rehabilitation benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans
"We call our veterans heroes' for a reason," stated Chairman Filner (D-CA). "Our nation is united in saying that every person that comes back from this war deserves all the love and care and dignity that this nation can bestow. We will work boldly and tirelessly to meet the needs of our veterans and their families. Caring for veterans is an ongoing cost of war and the measures passed today will have an impact on our veterans and their dependents."