Thursday, July 31, 2014

House Passes VA Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) provided comments after the House of Representatives passed the “Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act”:
“This afternoon, I voted in support of the Conference Report on H.R. 3230. This legislation is a step in the right direction to correct injustices and uphold our promise to care for our Veterans.”
Harper went on to say, “If signed into law, H.R. 3230 will provide our Veterans the opportunity to seek care from non-VA providers in the event that they cannot get their care at a VA hospital or clinic in a timely fashion. It authorizes the hiring of additional physicians, while also allowing the VA to fire Senior Executive Service (SES) employees for poor performance or misconduct. It is my hope that this legislation is quickly passed by the Senate and signed by the President.”
The Conference Report passed by a vote of 420 - 5.

Jordan Downs