Supporting our Military and Veterans
Helping our veterans and troops get the care and benefits they’ve earned
We owe it to the men and women who have worn our country’s uniform to give them the support they need. That’s why I work hard to help cut through red tape at agencies like the VA, and we’ve already helped over 5,000 veterans and their families. If you or a loved one is having a problem with the VA or any other federal agency, you can call my office toll free from the 541 area code at 800-533-3303. I have two veterans on staff, and we will do everything we can to get results for you.
Improving access to care for rural veterans
Especially for those vets in rural areas where a VA facility may not be nearby, I’ve worked hard on legislation, like the Veterans Choice program, to allow veterans to get the quality care they need outside the VA in the communities where they live.
Making the VA work for veterans
Every federal dollar allocated to the VA should go towards ensuring our veterans receive the best care possible. That’s why I have long supported legislation, like the VA Accountability Act, that will help streamline the claims backlog, and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse at the agency.
Raising pay for our active duty military
When the men and women of our armed forces put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms, we must compensate them fairly. I have long worked to boost pay checks for our troops and support the construction of military hospitals, health facilities, and housing.
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Greg Walden applauds action to upgrade VA health records system
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released the following statement on Secretary Shulkin's announcement that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking action to upgrade its electronic health records system: