Sen. Moran announced as the ‘ranking member’ of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs committee
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas Senator Jerry Moran has been confirmed as the ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Following the announcement, he also listed his main priorities for the 118th Congress.
When a member is called “the ranking member,” that means that person is the most senior member of a congressional committee or state legislative committee.
“The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee delivered several achievements last year that weren’t Republican or Democrat wins but veteran wins,” said Sen. Moran. “I look forward to continuing my role as ranking member and working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to continue advocating for our veterans and delivering results for the nation’s heroes.”
While continuing his role as the ranking member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, here is what Moran listed as his top priorities for the 118th Congress:
- Toxic Exposure: Monitor the implementation of the PACT Act. To make certain the VA is adhering to the law’s intent and providing newly eligible veterans with timely, quality care and benefits.
- Suicide Prevention: Ensuring the John Scott Hannon Act is being implemented across the nation to help veterans receive mental health care and prevent veteran suicide.
- Protecting Veterans’ Choice: Making certain VA is affording veterans every opportunity to freely choose where, when, and how to use VA health care and benefits and delivering timely and high-quality care in every instance.
- Transitioning out of Military Service: Making certain servicemembers and their families have support to be successful after military service and ensuring DoD and VA are working together to facilitate a smooth transition, including connection to services across the nation.
- Electronic Health Record Modernization: Conducting oversight of the EHRM program after delays have exposed weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the system.
- Modernizing VA Facilities: Bringing VA facilities across the country into the 21st century and resolving issues with the Asset and Infrastructure Review process.
- Veteran Homelessness: Tackling veteran homelessness through oversight of existing practices and building on successful programs.
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