Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement following her vote on the H.R. 3236, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015:
“I am very pleased that my bill, the Veteran Continuity of Care Act, was incorporated into H.R. 3236. It will eliminate the unworkable 60-day limit on veterans care through the Choice Act. After talking with numerous veterans and veterans’ stakeholders across Ventura County, I took action to address this critical shortcoming in the Choice program. It simply makes no sense to force a veteran to change providers mid-stream while seeing a physician for maternal care, Hepatitis C, or cancer treatment. I am glad that the House voted to fix this problem.
These and other improvements to the Choice Act are critically important, as are the transportation provisions that ensure construction jobs won’t idle during the summer construction season.”