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Rep. Rosendale Votes Against Honoring Our PACT Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3967, Honoring our PACT Act, which would dramatically increase the workload of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), creating an estimated claims backlog of 1.5 million, and would result in unspecified and undirected use of precious VA resources. Representative Rosendale voted NO and released the following statement:

“America’s veterans have willingly put their lives on the line to protect our great nation, and they should have immediate access to the quality care they deserve. This bill will only prolong the process for veterans to receive the benefits they are entitled to. As an alternative, I supported S. 3541, Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act, and co-sponsored the House companion bill, H.R. 6659, allowing veterans to receive quality care in a more efficient and more effective manner. If House Democrats passed H.R. 6659, it would have gone directly to the president’s desk for a signature. Instead, they continue to play partisan politics, leaving veterans to deal with the consequences. We owe it to our veterans to do it right the first time, and they must not suffer due to partisan games any longer.