The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee recently delivered letters of support for two critical pieces of legislation in the 113th Congress. Congressman Chris Collins recently introduced H.R. 4725, The Care for Our Heroes Act, and Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced H.R. 4674, the Guarantee Housing for Terminally Ill Veterans Act.
“There are thousands of bills introduced in every session of Congress,” states Legislative Director Sean Ferritor. “The key is to have the support of our membership, so that our legislative team can identify the most important pieces of legislation that can help homeless veterans with terminal illnesses. Both Congressman Collins and Congresswoman Brownley
are staunch supporters of our military and veterans. Thanks to our members and supporters we now have a direct line of communication with both Representatives to try and amend their bills in the 114th Congress to directly address terminally ill homeless veterans,” concluded Ferritor.
Thanks to your steadfast support, the U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee has been branching out to members on both sides of the aisle to try and use whatever legislation or language necessary to finally connect the dots and create a VA-funded network of hospice facilities dedicated solely to terminally ill homeless veterans.