Schrader Votes in Favor of VA Appeals Reform
Today, the House voted 310-116 to pass H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016. This bill addresses the VA’s outdated and broken benefits appeals process for veterans. An amendment to the bill, offered by Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN-1), would strip controversial provisions from the bill.
Without changes to the current appeals process, the VA has projected that the number of pending appeals will reach 2.7 million over the next decade. Legislators on both sides of the aisle, along with the President, all agree that this broken system is in desperate need of fixing.