WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced today that bipartisan legislation she supported to improve care for our nation’s veterans and bring greater accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has passed the Senate and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill will help address problems at the VA by providing resources for the VA to hire more doctors, expanding access for veterans to seek care at non-VA facilities, and creating an expedited process for the VA to replace senior officials found responsible for mismanagement or mistreatment of veterans.
“Today’s strong, bipartisan vote is a critical step toward restoring trust at the VA and ensuring that our veterans have access to the timely, quality care that they deserve,” Klobuchar said. “There wasn’t a waiting line when these men and women signed up to serve our country, and there shouldn’t be a waiting line when they come home and need our support. We still have more work to do, and I will keep pushing to ensure that our veterans have access to high-quality care and support that is worthy of their service.”