Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Votes to Support Veterans

Nov 10, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) released the following statement in response to the House passing 14 bills to support veterans:

“Ahead of Veterans Day, the House passed 14 measures to improve the quality of care for our veterans. Our women and men in uniform and their families have sacrificed everything to protect our great country. It is our job as a Congress to do all we can to give our heroes the support they so richly deserve. We owe these brave Americans a debt of gratitude that we can never fully express, but I join all Americans in saying ‘thank you’ to our veterans.”

Read below a few highlights from the bills:

  • H.R. 918 - Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act - Provides mental health care to certain former service members who would otherwise be ineligible for such care.
  • H.R. 3949 - Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform (VALOR) Act - Would ease the approval process for on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs under the GI Bill.
  • H.R. 2123 - Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act (VETS) Act - Would authorize a VA licensed health care professional to practice telemedicine at any location in any state, regardless of where the professional or patient is located.
  • H.R. 3122 - Veterans Care Financial Protection Act - Would require the VA to post notice on its website about dishonest individuals who prey on those who receive pension benefits with regular aid and attendance, and are at risk of financial exploitation.