Love Continues Commitment to Veterans: ‘Yes’ Votes on Issues Important to Vets and Families
December 4, 2016
December 4, 2016
Congresswoman Mia Love continues to show her support for American Veterans and their families by voting in favor of a string of bills in support of those who sacrifice for our country.
Those bills address quality of life, health care, education, and honoring those who have served.
“I feel strongly about supporting our veterans and their families, and keeping the promises that were made to them,” Representative Love said.
Here is a list of the bills in the House of Representatives this week:
H.R. 5047, the Protecting Veterans’ Educational Choice Act of 2016, would require VA to inform student veterans about transferring coursework credits when they switch schools and about agreements that schools may have about transferring credits.
H.R. 3286, the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2016, would require the Department of Labor to better recognize employers’ efforts to recruit and retain veteran employees and provide community and charitable services to the veteran community.
H.R. 5600, as amended, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, would require VA to carry out a one-year pilot program to treat veterans with PTSD, TBI, chronic pain, and opioid addiction or who have experienced military sexual trauma with magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy, which uses magnetic stimulation to help restore proper functioning in the brain.
H.R. 4757, as amended, would require VA to supply a headstone, marker or medallion for Medal of Honor recipients buried at private cemeteries. The bill would also allow the VA to send a Presidential Memorial Certificate, which is a certificate that expresses the nation’s recognition and gratitude of military service, to the families of deceased veterans, and to the families of deceased members of certain Reserve components of the Armed Forces.
H.R. 5458, The Veterans TRICARE Choice Act would change current law to make it legal for TRICARE-eligible veterans to voluntarily pause their TRICARE benefits in order to participate in a Health Savings Account program.
H.R. 5166, the WINGMAN Act. In order to facilitate and expedite constituent casework, this Act would allow the VA to authorize qualified congressional staffers to access their benefits claims information. (Rep. Love is a cosponsor.)