Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
Statement by Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie - House Passage of the MISSION Act
May 17, 2018, 10:32:00 AM
Statement by Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie
House Passage of the MISSION Act
I congratulate Chairman Roe and Members from both parties who forged an overwhelming vote of support for the MISSION Act.
This long-awaited legislation streamlines VA’s community care programs, strengthens health care options for our nation’s Veterans, whether in the VA or in the community, and, most importantly, centers those decisions on what is best for our Veterans.
With this strong bipartisan showing in the House, I urge the Senate to bring the bill across the finish line as soon as possible so that President Trump can sign it by Memorial Day.
Our nation’s heroes deserve a big win, and this bill does just that.
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