Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) presided over her first bill markup in the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health.  The markup included critical legislation aimed at strengthening veterans’ health care.

“Continuing to strengthen health care for America’s veterans remains a top priority,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley. “As a new Member of Congress, I’m proud to say the first Subcommittee markup I presided over was one that further ensures our veterans receive the health care benefits they earned and deserve.”

One of the bills included in today’s markup was the Tinnitus Research and Treatment Act of 2013 (H.R. 1443). This bill ensures additional resources to research Tinnitus, a prevalent ringing in the ears. This condition affects more than 840,000 veterans and is the number one service-connected disability within the Department of Veterans’ Affairs disability system.

Additional legislation approved by the VA Subcommittee on Health and sent to the full VA Committee for consideration included the Safe Housing for Homeless Veterans Act (H.R. 2065) and the Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act of 2013 (H.R. 2072).

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