WASHINGTON, DC- This week, the House voted on the Veterans Access to Care Act (H.R. 4810). With Congressman Poe’s support, this bill passed the House unanimously in a 421-0 vote. This legislation will help to ensure that veterans receive the timely access to medical care that they deserve.

“The more we hear about the VA’s treatment of veterans, the worse it gets, with more than 57,000 veterans still awaiting care,” said Congressman Poe. “This is absolutely unacceptable and we must provide care for our heroes now, not later. The House and Senate have now taken action by passing legislation that gives veterans the ability to get care outside the crumbling VA system if they have been waiting for an appointment for more than 30 days. Our veterans have waited in line and some have died waiting in line for VA healthcare, the Administration should not make them wait any longer.”