Vet Protection Act passes through House committee

Vet Protection Act passes through House committee

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A bill aiming to improve the care of veterans made it through its House committee.

Lubbock Congressman Jodey Arrington's Vet Protection Act would require the V.A. to track and limit the time employees spend on union activities. 

It would also prohibit employees who are directly providing patient care from spending any of their time on union activities while allowing them to opt out of paying union dues. 

"This bill, along with the amendment from Mr. Banks, will go a long way in restoring the public's confidence in the department of Veterans Affairs by ensuring the tax payers dollars of hard working Americans are focused on fixing the V.A.'s mission," Arrington said. "It is my hope that this bill will also give the secretary the tools he needs to change the culture of the VA which I think is the heart of the problem."

Arrington said this legislation takes a key step in serving veterans with no less commitment than they gave to our country. 

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