Newhouse takes aim at VA cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) is seeking answers over the Obama administration’s proposed funding cuts for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Too often, our veterans struggle to access timely, quality healthcare that meets their needs. For veterans who live in rural areas of Central Washington, where healthcare options are limited, the Veterans Choice Program has improved access to healthcare,” said Newhouse.

“Instead of removing options for veterans’ care by cutting the program, the VA should commit to solutions that restore trust and reduce veterans’ wait times, including a more realistic interpretation of the 40-mile rule.”

Newhouse made the statement after co-sponsoring H.R. 572, the Veterans Access to Community Care Act of 2015. He joined 28 colleagues in a request for answers on cuts to the Veterans Choice program.



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