Veterans Issues

Veterans Issues

As important as it is to ensure that America is secure and prosperous, it is just as important to ensure we take care of those who were willing to put their lives on the line to guarantee our freedoms. The Department of Veterans Affairs has consistently shown the trademark problems with federal bureaucracy by being bogged down in an administrative process that benefits no one. They frequently fail to accomplish their main goal of caring for our veterans and allow bureaucrats that have violated the public trust to continue working.

Over the past several years, Congress has passed dozens of measures to improve the VA and raise the quality of life for our veterans. It is imperative that this work continue. I will work with my colleagues in Congress, both Republican and Democrat, to ensure that the needs of our nation’s heroes are addressed.

For more information concerning my work to support our Veterans, please contact me.
 

More on Veterans Issues

Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed numerous pieces of legislation intended to improve the quality of care that veterans receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Sep 14, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after partnering with Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-California) to introduce the Veterans Record Reconstruction Act, which eases the process for veterans to prove their eligibility for certain benefits or decorations.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed S. 114, a bill to authorize appropriations for the Veterans Choice Program. The House also passed eleven other pieces of legislation that will expand services and improve care for U.S. veterans.
Jun 13, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which makes it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove, demote, or suspend poorly performing VA employees, while still providing protections for due process rights. Additionally, S. 1094 codifies into law President Trump’s Executive Order establishing the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection.
May 26, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed seven pieces of legislation this week to improve service standards and oversight at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Oct 25, 2016 Press Release
Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today released the following statement on veterans being ordered to repay bonuses offered as an incentive for service as reported by the Los Angeles Times:
Sep 15, 2016 Press Release
Rep. LaMalfa voted in favor of H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016, which passed the House of Representatives on a 310-116 vote.
Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
Rep. LaMalfa today voted in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016, a bill he cosponsored reforming our mental health system.
Jun 25, 2016 Press Release
The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on a bill Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-R) sponsored to create a National Historic Site on the location of a World War II internment camp.
May 13, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in support of the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2015, H.R. 1818. The measure, which passed the House on a vote of 415-1, would assist veterans with military EMT training in obtaining the necessary certifications at the state level to become civilian EMTs.

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