More VA staff recommended

May 11, 2019

The House Committee on Appropriations approved my recommendations aimed at increasing VA medical, mental health providers, and benefits staff in the Marianas, and improving data collection on our veterans. My language is included in the report accompanying Fiscal Year 2020 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs spending bill. Increasing full-time, dedicated VA staff in our islands means more options for direct VA care for our veterans and is one more step towards establishing a Marianas community-based outpatient clinic.