PASSED: Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act
The heroic men and women that I fought alongside in our Armed Forces have earned the very best care our country has to offer, but without this immediate action from Congress, veterans could have lost access to benefits, health care, support for the homeless and more.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017 extends a number of expiring authorities impacting veterans’ benefits, health care, and homeless programs, including nursing home care, support services for caregivers, transportation, child care assistance, adaptive sports programs and housing and home loan services.
The legislation also makes technical changes that aid in the Department of Veterans Affairs' implementation of the Forever GI Bill.
This bill passed the House on September 25, 2017 and the Senate on September 27, 2017. The bill was signed into law by the President on September 29, 2017.
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