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Marsha Blackburn’s Veteran Caregivers Legislation Signed into Law

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Senators Gary Peters’ (D- Mich) bipartisan bill to improve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

The Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for (TEAM) Veteran Caregivers Act will take a number of steps to strengthen transparency and communication for veterans and caregivers participating in the program.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Bill to Improve VA Caregiver Program Heading to President Donald Trump’s Desk to be Signed into Law

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.) and Gary Peters (D—MI) applauded the House passage of their bipartisan bill to improve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program.

The Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for (TEAM) Veteran Caregivers Act, now goes to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation would take a number of steps to strengthen transparency and communication for veterans and caregivers participating in the program.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn reports Bipartisan Bill Improving Veterans Care Passes the Senate

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.) and Gary Peters (D—Mich) to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program. According to reports, caregivers and veterans were arbitrarily discharged or downgraded from the program, with benefits subsequently revoked or reduced.

The VA Office of the Inspector General reported in 2018 that VA failed to adequately manage the caregiver program and recommended improvements and reforms.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Gary Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Caregiver Program

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for (TEAM) Veteran Caregivers Act to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) caregiver program. The Senators serve together on the Armed Services Committee, and Senator Blackburn serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee.

According to recent reports, caregivers and veterans have been arbitrarily discharged or downgraded from the program, with benefits subsequently revoked or reduced.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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