Congress Passes Comprehensive VA Bill
December 19, 2006 2:45pm CST
A comprehensive bill that will benefit millions of veterans was passed by the U.S. Senate on December 9th the last day of the 109th Congress. The bill now goes to President Bush to be signed into law. The new law (S. 3421) will allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to proceed with major construction projects across the country, improve mental health care access, enhance telehealth outreach, and increase assistance to address homelessness. The bill will also enable VA will to create a pilot program that makes non-VA facilities - such as private nursing homes or community hospitals - eligible for state veterans' home per diem payments. Check out http://capwiz.com/military/issues/bills/?bill=9200831 for complete details on this bill. I for one am glad to see that the Congress is willing to do more for us Veterans. Now if we can get Bush to sign it.
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