House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement applauding unanimous passage of the Veterans Access to Care Act:
"The tragedy at the VA continues to unfold and thousands of veterans have not received the care they need. There can be no doubt that the problems at the VA are systemic and widespread. The House will investigate and hold failing bureaucrats accountable while giving our veterans the ability to seek private care when the VA is failing them.
"Today, the House acted to give veterans a choice so they can immediately access health care providers through the private sector to avoid lengthy waitlists and long commutes. The Veterans Access to Care Act upholds a promise to our veterans that has been woefully broken under the Obama Administration, the promise that our country will be there for our heroes when they return home from the battlefields. I thank Chairman Jeff Miller and the Committee on Veterans Affairs for their swift attention to this matter, and urge the Senate to join us in passing this bill to ensure our veterans get the care they need when they need it."