H. R. 4589, To make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for the transportation of highly rural veterans to medical care.

Summary: To make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for the transportation of highly rural veterans to medical care. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/19/19.

STATUS: Introduced 10/01/19 by Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “If we can’t get our most rural veterans to their medical appointments, we’ve failed the people who sacrificed to keep us safe,” said Rep. Cox. “I’m proud my colleagues and I are going to make this vital program permanent and predictable because our veterans earned this care and it’s our special duty to make sure the veterans in the most rural corners of our country get the same care as any others.” (Source: Rep. Cox, Press Release, 10/4/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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