One of the top needs that I hear about from veterans across Louisiana is the need to improve VA healthcare.
Historically, the VA’s healthcare budget has been delivered late and appropriations levels
have often been too low.
To address this challenge I recently coauthored the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency
Act, or the VA advance funding bill. This bill would allow funding for veterans health care to be appropriated
two years in advance.
This bill would secure timely funding for veterans healthcare and allow the VA to plan
better for things like the significant growth in demand for services as our service members return from combat theaters
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Please rest assured I’ll continue fighting for this and other measure to make sure that
all our veterans of past and current conflicts have the resources they need.
I’ll continue to fight in the U.S. Senate to protect the rights of all of Louisiana’s
sportsmen. If you would like updates on this and other key issues that affect Louisiana families,
please visit my website at www.vitter.senate.gov and sign up for my E-Updates.