WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (November 7) following passage of combination of bills which would benefit veterans of America’s armed forces:

“This week, we observe Veterans’ Day,” Westerman said. “The men and women who have served in our armed forces deserve our respect and support. One way we can support our American heroes is ensuring they are taken care of, whether it be through continued improvements at VA hospitals or providing apprenticeship and other career assistance services. It is the least we can do for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

Bills passed by Congress this week include:

  • H.R. 1066 –  VA Management Alignment Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 3122 – Veterans Care Protection Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 3562 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes;
  • H.R. 3656 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable;
  • 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 – VETS Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 2601 – VICTOR Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 3634 – SERVE Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 3705 – Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 3949 – VALOR Act, as amended; and
  • H.R. 4173 – Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017.

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