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This bill is an effort to keep us honest when it comes to serving our veterans.
It requires that wait times for VA appointments and disability appeals are posted prominently at places where service members make career decisions like reenlisting in the military.
“George Washington said, ‘the willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.’ This legislation will help service members make informed decisions and increases pressure on our government to make the necessary improvements to the VA to ensure we keep the best and brightest in our military,” said Congressman O’Rourke.
“Our veterans sacrificed everything for our country, and we owe them quality care during and after their service,” said Congressman Knight. “We must hold the VA and other federal agencies accountable if they fall short on that care, and the Better Informing Veterans’ Healthcare Decisions Act is a good step in doing just that.”