Congressman Taylor Votes to Pass VA Expiring Authorities Act
Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017, introduced by Representative Brian Mast (FL-18) on September 25, 2017. This legislation extends the expiring authority for several programs that support veterans and their families, such as nursing home care for veterans with service-connected disabilities, pilot programs that offer child care to certain veterans, and authorizing the appropriation of $839 million for FY18 for assistance and support services for caregivers.
“Our district has the fastest-growing veterans population in the country,” said Congressman Scott Taylor. “Passing this legislation means that veterans can rest easy knowing they will continue to have access to vital programs that support their health and the wellbeing of their families. I want to thank Representative Mast and the members of the Veterans Affairs Committee for their hard work and leadership on this bill.”