Moran Comments on VA Legislation Reform

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, a member of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, supported the agreement struck Thursday between the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation to overhaul access to veterans’ health care – the Veterans Access to Care Act. The legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 91 to 3.

“I am pleased the Senate and House did not walk away from this issue,” Sen. Moran said. “This legislation is another important step toward ensuring veterans no longer struggle with unacceptable wait times at VA facilities by giving certain veterans the option of seeing their local physician. Our nation’s veterans should be treated like patriots, deserving of care from a grateful nation – not made to feel like a burden. I will not rest until Kansas veterans have a Department of Veterans Affairs worthy of their service and sacrifice.”

The legislation will provide Kansas veterans with greater access, choice and flexibility in health care providers and increase accountability and transparency at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The compromised VA reform legislation will now head to the President’s desk for his signature.

Release from Senator Jerry Moran’s office.