Email Your Senators to Oppose the Veterans Omnibus Bill (S. 1982)
On Tuesday, the Senate is expected to vote to open debate on the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 (S. 1982). While seemingly well-intentioned, the bill will only increase the issues the Veterans Affairs (VA) system already faces.
The $24 billion package would create at least 15 new government programs and would extend VA services to all veterans, even if their injuries are not related to their service. This increased eligibility would prevent those truly in need from obtaining the assistance they need through the VA.
The VA system already suffers a backlog of thousands of unattended claims. Adding new claims and programs to the already overburdened system would only make the program more inefficient and prevent real reform from occurring.
Use POPVOX to send the message to your Senators that the Veterans Omnibus bill (S. 1982) should be opposed.