Multiple Bergman Veterans Bills Advance Through Committees
Washington, July 28, 2021
Today, three bills introduced by Rep. Jack Bergman were approved by committees in the House and Senate.
The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) approved H.R.4625 – VA Caregiver Transparency Act and H.R. 4626 – VA Assessment by Independent Measures (VA AIM) Act. The VA Caregiver Transparency Act would put processes in place to better help VA meet the needs of caregivers. The VA AIM Act would conduct an independent assessment of VA health care services, operations, budget, and delivery to uphold the highest standards for the Veterans who rely on them. These two bills now await consideration on the House floor.
In the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, the Senate version of Rep. Bergman’s H.R. 4624 – Guaranteeing Healthcare Access to Personnel Who Served (GHAPS) Act, originally introduced by SVAC Ranking Member Moran as S.1863, passed committee. The bipartisan GHAPS Act, introduced with Rep. Jimmy Panetta and Ranking Member Mike Bost, would implement a number of new provisions closing gaps to provide seamless support in Veterans health care services.
Rep. Bergman stated, “I welcome the bipartisan urgency to act on key issues addressed by my legislation. Between these three bills, we can significantly improve the lives of Veterans’ caregivers, rural Veterans, Veterans living overseas, Veterans struggling with mental health, and all Veterans who use VA health care. On their behalf, I will continue the push forward with these bills while fighting to move other key Veterans' legislation addressing issues like toxic exposure.”
You can read more about all three bills here.