Veterans Patient Advocacy Act Passes the House

Too often I hear from veterans across Eastern Washington who wait weeks – or sometimes even months – to hear back from the VA after they submit a complaint. These delays are a direct result of an outdated system that only allows patient advocates, not veterans, to track the claim as it moves through the system.

But this week, we took a huge step forward towards fixing that by passing a bill I helped write called the Veterans Patient Advocacy Act. This legislation will empower veterans by creating an online portal where they can easily submit a complaint and track its status, giving them more control over their health care.

I’m confident this bill will provide some much-needed accountability at the VA and ensure veterans needs are being met at all times. I will continue advocating for this bill as it makes its way through the Senate, and I will keep you updated on our progress to get it signed into law!

CLICK HERE to read the bill.

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