Washington, DC – This week, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the House passed 13 bipartisan bills that will support veterans.
“Service members returning to civilian life should have an opportunity for success,” said Rep. Frankel. “The bills passed this week will expand access for veterans, and their families, to quality education and health care.”
As a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Rep. Frankel helped advance many of these bills out of committee before voting for them on the floor. A full list is available here and includes Rep. Frankel’s priorities such as:
H.R. 5671, which authorizes the VA to provide seasonal influenza vaccines to all veterans who want one, even if they don’t ordinarily receive care through the VA.
H.R. 2433, the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, which strengthens and enhances the VA registry of service members and veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes from open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
H.R. 958, the Protecting Moms Who Served Act, which strengthens the VA’s maternity care programs to ensure veterans receive high-quality maternal health care and support.
H.R. 4626, the VA AIM Act, which assesses VA health care services, operations, budget, and delivery to uphold the highest standards for the veterans who rely on them.
H.R. 5603, the Protections for Student Veterans Act, which ensures that veterans in every state can continue their education without penalty if they are called to serve.