Marianas CBOC bill gains support

Oct 18, 2021
Marianas CBOC bill gains support

Legislation addressing the Marianas’ lack of a VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic and Vet Center was on the agenda of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee hearing. H.R. 5543, the Vet CENTERS for Mental Health Act I introduced with Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-New Jersey) would mandate the establishment of VA facilities in underserved communities, including a CBOC in the Marianas. The bill, H.R. 5543, is now gaining traction fast. Veteran Service Organizations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, testified in support of the bill. Watch the hearing here.