Rep. Ted Yoho urges support for WINGMAN
Rep. Ted S. Yoho gave a speech on the House floor urging his colleagues to support his bill (HR 5166 - WINGMAN). Which later passed with bipartisan support.
The bill will grant certified congressional staff access to the files they already have permission to possess, but eliminates the burdensome step of having to use the VA as a middle-man to receive them. Under WINGMAN, advocates would be able to access the status of a pending claim, medical records, comp and pen records, rating decisions, statement of the case, supplementary statement of the case, notice of disagreement, and Form-9 files within a reasonable amount of time, without having to go through a middle-man.