May 23, 2018

Young Supports Major VA Reform Bill Benefiting Hoosier Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and his Senate colleagues voted to pass the VA MISSION Act of 2018, which would fund the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA Choice program and improve veterans’ healthcare.

“The VA was established almost 90 years ago. It’s time we have a wide-scale reform to modernize the system and ensure our veterans receive the quality of care and services that they deserve,” said Senator Young. “This much-needed bipartisan bill would fund the VA Choice program and offer the tools necessary to better serve our veterans and their healthcare needs. I look forward to sending this legislation to the President’s desk.” 

This marks one of several recent legislative efforts by Senator Young to support veterans. In April, Senator Young and Senator Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced legislation to increase Congressional oversight of the VA in collaboration with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Senator Young also introduced a bipartisan bill directing the VA to formally study and report on the effectiveness of the Veterans Crisis Line in preventing suicide and addressing mental health care for at-risk veterans.

Earlier today, Senator Young welcomed Hoosier veterans from Northeast Indiana to Washington as part of the Honor Flight Network. Click here to view photos.