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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee – issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the H.R. 5674, the Department of Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks, or VA MISSION Act

“I have long been a vocal advocate for giving veterans greater choice and flexibility in their healthcare. After months of extensive debate and negotiations, I am pleased Rep. Phil Roe introduced legislation to reform VA healthcare and fund the Choice Program until the new program created by this bill is up and running. This bill includes provisions Sen. McCain and I have long advocated for to increase oversight of the VA’s implementation of the new, consolidated community care program and to make changes to the VA system so it delivers the best possible care for our nation’s heroes. I am also encouraged that this legislation will sustain the Choice Program to make certain the VA ceases to ration care to veterans who want, need and deserve access to care through the program. I look forward to the House quickly moving this legislation and sending to the Senate for consideration and swift passage.”

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