Faso Protects Veterans Choice Program
This week S. 544 passed unanimously on the House floor. S. 544 extends the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to obtain treatment for their service-connected conditions and other health benefits through community providers when VA care is not readily accessible. Learn more about the bill here.
Faso Supports Purple Heart Commemorative Coin Honor
I recently cosponsored H.R. 1683, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act. H.R. 1683 is a bipartisan effort to recognize service members who were killed or wounded in action by the enemy. This legislation would authorize the Treasury to mint $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar commemorative coins at the United States Mint in West Point. Proceeds from the coins will go to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in the Hudson Valley. Learn more about the bill here.
Faso, Stefanik Support Our Military Caregivers
I joined Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s efforts to support military caregivers by cosponsoring her recent legislation, the Support Our Military Caregivers Act. The Family Caregiver Program was established by Congress in 2010 to aid family members caring for seriously wounded veterans. Unfortunately, the program is facing a major backlog and benefit approvals are being delayed. This is simply unacceptable. Congresswoman Stefanik’s bill would reform the system and ensure a veterans-first process by handling applications in a fair and timely manner and ending the backlog. Learn more about the bill here.