‘My dad served 31 years in the United States Air Force, and serving our nation’s veterans is something I feel strongly about.’

 

‘The Senate has passed 18 pieces of veterans legislation that have been signed into law by President Trump.’

 

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following video highlighting veterans legislation passed by the Senate in the 115th Congress.

Background:

 

The Senate has passed 18 pieces of major veterans legislation which have all been signed into law, including:

 

  • VA Mission Act to streamline and strengthen VA community care programs to ensure veterans receive efficient, timely, and quality care. (Public Law 115-182)

 

  • American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, introduced by Senator Cornyn, to help veterans transition to civilian life by incentivizing law enforcement agencies to hire veterans to keep our communities safe. (Public Law 115-37)

 

  • Jobs for Our Heroes Act, introduced by Senator Cornyn, to streamline the process by which active-duty military, reservists, and veterans apply for Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs). (Public Law 115-161)

 

  • Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to hold the VA accountable to our veterans and protect the rights of whistleblowers. (Public Law 115-41)

 

  • Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 to modernize the woefully outdated benefits claims appeals process at the VA. (Public Law 115-55)

 

  • Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educations Assistance Act of 2017 to improve veterans’ G.I. Bill education benefits. (Public Law 115-48)

 

  • Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act to ensure veterans have access to timely care in their own communities. (Public Law 115-26)

 

  • VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to provide funding for Choice and strengthen VA care. (Public Law 115-46)

 

  • VA Prescription Data Accountability Act to allow the VA to securely share opioid prescription data with states. (Public Law 115-86)

 

  • Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act to streamline the process for non-federal veterans’ job training programs. (Public Law 115-89)

 

  • Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act to provide equal burial benefits for veterans interred in National Park Service cemeteries. (Public Law 115-184)

 

  • VA Senior Excite Accountability Act to prevent rogue employees from being reassigned within the VA without the VA secretary’s approval. (Public Law 115-188)

 

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.