Shaheen Statement on Extension of the Veterans Choice Program

August 01, 2017

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after legislation passed the Senate that extends the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Choice program. This legislation already passed the House and now heads to the President’s desk for signature:

“I’m pleased that the Senate has been able to work in a bipartisan way to extend the Veterans Choice program and ensure veterans continue to receive the care they need in the community,” said Shaheen. “It’s critical that Congress work in the same manner to address persistent problems with the Choice program that have led to long wait times for appointments and delayed payments to providers. It is imperative that Congress and the VA continue to address these issues until all Granite State veterans receive the convenient, quality, accessible care they deserve.”