Choice Program

AMVETS join VSOs to Win Choice Program Battle in Congress

Commander;s Corner

forwarded by AMVETS Post 9 Commander Joe Guevara

WASHINGTON, DC — AMVETS is so proud of the members and advocates who took the time to read our alert over the weekend and email Congress regarding the damaging Choice Program bill that was being brought to a vote. The bill was thankfully defeated.

Revised Choice Program Bill Passes

Even better, a revised bill unanimously passed the House this afternoon. AMVETS has joined with the American Legion, DAV, VFW and five other VSOs in applauding the passage of this bill which provides the Choice program $2.1 billion in funding for six months. Most importantly there are no PAYGO offsets and it also authorizes 28 urgently-needed medical facility leases to expand VA’s internal capacity for care, in addition to providing VA new tools and authorities to recruit, hire, and retain qualified medical personnel.

Read the letter here.

Thank you, as always, for your support of American Veterans.