Tuesday | August 1, 2017

Senator Scott Votes in Support of Better Care for our Veterans

WASHINGTON - In keeping with his steadfast devotion to the U.S. military and our service members, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) supported the passage of two major Veterans Affairs reform bills last night; one overhauling the Veterans Affairs (VA) appeals process, and another extending the Veterans Choice Program, an initiative that helps veterans access private care within their communities.

"There is no way we can ever fully repay our veterans for their willingness to answer our nation's call to serve," said Scott. "But we can continue to demonstrate our appreciation and gratitude by continuing to help them attain the highest quality of care our medical professionals can provide. Our service members do so much for us and our country, and it should be our duty to do all we can to help take care of them during and after their time in service."

The two votes corresponded to the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act and the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act. The VA Choice and Quality Employment Act passed 414-0 by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, July 28. After yesterday's Senate passage, the legislation heads to the president's desk to be signed into law. The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act must be considered again by the House of Representatives.

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