WASHINGTON – the Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021, first introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), passed the House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into public law.
The Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021 directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a program that will help actively recruit medical personnel, who are within one year of completing their military service, to remain in federal health care in departments like Veterans Affairs.
Representatives Robert E. Latta (OH-05) and Kathleen M. Rice (NY-04) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I’m proud to see the House of Representatives pass this important legislation and move it one step closer to becoming law. The VA Inspector General has reported that staff shortages are a challenge for solving problems in Veteran care. This bill will empower the VA to proactively recruit active duty medical personnel who are separating from the military at the conclusion of their contract or at retirement to improve health care services for Veterans. We owe it to our brave veterans who deserve the absolute best services available. God bless the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.” said Senator Braun.