Valadao introduces bill to increase VA access for disabled veterans

The bipartisan effort would create an advisory committee to work with the VA Secretary.

Rep. David Valadao introduced legislation on Wednesday that would make the Department of Veterans Affairs more accessible for disabled veterans. 

Valadao teamed up with Rep. Morgan McGarvey (D–Kentucky) on the bill, known as the Veterans Accessibility Advisory Committee Act. 


The big picture: While many previous bills have set the responsibilities the Department of Veterans Affairs has to disabled veterans, Valadao feels there is room for improvement. 

  • The proposal would require the VA Secretary to create an advisory committee on issues relating to the accessibility of VA benefits, services and facilities for disabled veterans. 
  • The committee would provide informal consultations and advice to the VA Secretary and other officials, as well as formal reports. 

What they’re saying: “Our veterans have made unimaginable sacrifices in defense of our freedom, and it is our duty to provide the highest level of care for these brave men and women,” Valadao said. “Sadly, many of our disabled veterans in the Central Valley have struggled to access the services they need. This bipartisan bill ensures disabled veterans have a seat at the table in providing feedback to the VA so they can easily access the benefits, services, and facilities they’ve earned.” 

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