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Wittman Hosts Veterans Roundtable in Chesterfield County

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, V.A. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted a veterans roundtable at American Legion Post 186 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. This roundtable served as a space for Congressman Wittman to share his veterans-related work, hear directly from First District veterans, and give veterans the opportunity to express their concerns and ask questions pertaining to their Veterans Affairs benefits and care. Following the roundtable, Congressman Wittman stated:

“The First District is home to many of our nation’s veterans, and as such, veterans’ priorities are a top priority for me as their Representative in Washington. Our service men and women have earned great respect through sacrifice and hardship, and we have a responsibility to uphold the efficient delivery of the benefits they earned. I’m grateful for the opportunity to speak with our veterans at today’s roundtable about the challenges they are facing, and how I can work on their behalf to ensure their voices are heard, represented, and supported in Washington and through constituent services. I also thank the representatives from American Legion Post 186 for their collaboration with today’s event and the incredible work they do in providing care and benefits assistance to our veterans. I look forward to our continued work together to ensure veterans receive the care, benefits, and access to opportunities they deserve for their service to our nation.”

Congressman Wittman has introduced several pieces of legislation in the 118th Congress to support veterans and ensure they receive the care and benefits they deserve, including: 

BRAVE Act: Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a patient outreach system to ensure that veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system and have experienced a traumatic or highly stressful event may elect to receive information and resources relating to mental health care.

Veterans Collaboration Act: Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out a two-year pilot program in states with the highest veteran populations to promote collaboration between the VA, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning. 

Veterans Affairs Transfer of Information and Sharing of Disability Examination Procedures with DOD Doctors Act: To include a single comprehensive disability examination as part of the required Department of Defense physical examination for separating members of the Armed Forces.

Get Rewarding Outdoor Work for Our Veterans Act: To establish a pilot program to employ veterans in federal jobs that relate to conservation, resource management, and environmental protection.

To stay updated on Congressman Wittman’s work in Congress to support veterans issues, click here.

To view photos from the roundtable, scroll below.

For information on how to apply for Veterans Affairs health care and benefits, click here.

To view your Veterans Affairs claim or appeal status click here.