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Sen. Jerry Moran (KS) Hails VA MISSION Act

Bill was 4+ years in the making

June 06, 2018 - 12:59 pm

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies – today attended the S.2372, The John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks, or VA MISSION Act, of 2018 signing ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. The VA MISSION Act improves, expands and modernizes the VA Choice program and includes several provisions introduced by Sen. Moran and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Following signage by President Trump, Sen. Moran released the following statement:

“I am proud the VA MISSION Act, which will empower our veterans and dramatically improve and modernize their healthcare services, is now signed into law. This legislation includes numerous provisions Sen. McCain and I worked on together to abolish arbitrary Veterans’ Choice Program guidelines, increase telemedicine services, support rural hospitals, allow veterans to utilize walk-in care clinics and provide strategic planning to improve the VA’s integrated healthcare system. I am grateful for the president’s support of this bipartisan legislation and for his work to help get it across the finish line. I look forward to the relief the VA MISSION Act will provide for veterans in Kansas and across the nation.”

Senators began working on this bill more than four years ago.

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