Chairman Xavier Becerra Votes To Strengthen And Improve Department of Veterans Affairs

July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after voting for bipartisan legislation to strengthen and improve the Department of Veterans Affairs:

“When our fellow Americans put on our country’s uniform in service to our nation, we owe it to them to repay that service. When these Americans retire the uniform as veterans, we have a duty as citizens and Americans to keep our promises to provide the care and attention they need upon coming home. While this bill is not perfect, it represents an important first step towards addressing the problems that have persisted at the Department of Veterans Affairs for far too long. Democrats and Republicans must continue to work together to strengthen the VA and ensure those who have honorably served their country receive the care they have earned.”