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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

House Advances VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act

September 14, 2016
Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives today advanced legislation to provide greater accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs and reforms to the disability appeals process.  

H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act, legislation Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) cosponsored, passed by a vote of  310 - 116.

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“This legislation will bring about necessary reforms to the VA disability appeals process and will provide Secretary McDonald additional authority to hold poor performing employees accountable,” said Congressman Bilirakis. “I am proud my colleagues and I worked together to implement ideas from local Veterans and Veterans Service Organizations to ensure we honor our commitment to our nation’s heroes. We must ensure decisions are made in a timely manner and that our Veterans receive the compensation to which they are due.”