Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) reintroduced the “Veterans Healthcare Improvement Act,” legislation to guarantee adequate resources for veterans’ healthcare benefits.
“It is our duty to make certain that the Department of Veterans Affairs has the resources it needs to provide the healthcare our veterans earned and deserve,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley. “This issue is of paramount importance to me, which is why the Veterans Healthcare Improvement Act was the first bill that I introduced in Congress.”
Brownley’s bill would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to continue to verify the accuracy and adequacy of the Department of Veterans Affairs budget for medical care. During the 113th Congress, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing on the bill, which was subsequently passed by the Committee as part of the Putting Veterans First Act.