Senate Passes Historic Bill to Support Women Veterans

(U.S. Senate) – Women veterans will have greater access to critical care and services following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s historic Deborah Sampson Act into law today by the President. Tester’s bipartisan bill unanimously passed the Senate last month as part of an end-of-year package to better address the needs of veterans nationwide.

“This is a historic moment for the nearly two million women veterans across the country who will now have access to quality health care and benefits under the Deborah Sampson Act,” said Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “This new law will ensure that VA does its part in supporting the selfless women who have borne the battle by providing services tailored to meet their needs now and into the future. I thank Senator Boozman, Congresswoman Brownley, IAVA, and DAV for partnering with me on this bipartisan effort to help change the culture at VA to better support women veterans’ service and sacrifice.”

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