Washington—Upon passage of the bipartisan VA MISSION Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement:

It is a good day for America’s veterans. This is another critical step in fulfilling our promise to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs. With these reforms to vital care services, we are returning the VA to its core mission. Importantly, the Veterans Choice Program will remain funded while a streamlined community care program is established, because no veteran should be without access to quality care. 

Our veterans represent the best of our country, and while nothing can measure up to their sacrifice, we owe them the absolute best care we have to offer. Chairman Roe and all the members of the Veterans' Affairs Committee should be proud of the work they have put in to bring real change for those who have served, and I commend their commitment to our nation’s heroes.”