WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act into law.
“Today is a great day for men and women who have served our country in uniform, as well as for the heroic people who care for them. Disabled veterans and their families face many unique challenges, and caring for a loved one with a serious injury is often emotionally and physically exhausting. This law will provide our veterans and their family members with additional resources and support.”
The legislation, which passed the House on April 21, will help families better care for disabled or injured veterans. It will also greatly improve health care services for women veterans and will expand VA programs for veterans living in rural areas.
The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act is supported by the American Legion, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, the National Military Family Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Wounded Warrior Project.