Yoho’s Pro Veterans Bill Passes House
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) continued his fight to improve the lives or our nations Veterans as the House passed WINGMAN (H.R. 5166) in a bipartisan vote. Congressman Yoho introduced this bill back in May to help streamline the benefits claims process between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the congressional constituent advocates assisting in processing those claims on behalf of veterans and their families. WINGMAN will help make this a reality.
Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after his bill passed:
“Today is a good day for Veterans across the nation. We owe our Veterans a great deal of gratitude for the sacrifices they made for America and for defending our cherished way of life. Today’s legislative victory, on their behalf, will help provide Veterans with the answers they need in what is, unfortunately, a long drawn out process. By streamlining the claims process, eliminating the burdensome step of having to use the VA as a middle-man, we can reduce the wait time for file requests that can take weeks or even months.
“I have said it before and it bears repeating, we owe our nation’s Veterans everything. They deserve quality care in a timely manner. Making them wait months for the benefits they most desperately need is unacceptable. The passage of WINGMAN will help correct this.”
Rep. Yoho urges support for WINGMAN (Watch video)