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Burgess, Allred, Dunn, Crow Introduce Veterans Health Care Stamp Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Chairman of the House Budget Committee Health Task Force, was joined by Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX), Neal Dunn (R-FL), and Jason Crow (D-CO) to re-introduce the Veterans Health Care Stamp Act. This legislation will direct the United States Postal Service to issue and sell a stamp to provide funding for the medical care and treatment of veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“The Veterans Health Care Stamp Act is built upon the notion that Americans are a patriotic and proud group that, when given the opportunity, will support the health and wellbeing of our nation’s veterans,” said Congressman Burgess. “The purpose of this legislation is to provide the American public with an individual opportunity to supplement the cost of providing healthcare for men and women who have served their country honorably through military service. With this legislation we can join together to give back to those who have given so much.”

“A grateful nation must ensure we live up to the promises we’ve made to the folks who have bravely served,” said Congressman Allred. “By creating an official stamp with the U.S. Postal service, this bipartisan bill will honor our veterans and help ensure the VA has the resources it needs to provide the highest quality care and the services that our veterans have earned.”

"Our veterans have heroically put their lives on the line to protect this country which warrants proper recognition,” said Congressman Dunn. “A U.S. stamp honoring our veterans will thank them for their service and generate revenue for programs and services through the VA that would improve veteran health care. This is a great way to ensure that our brave men and women receive high-quality care.  I am proud to support this bill and our nation's veterans."

“After my service in the Army, advocating for veterans in Colorado has been central to my work in Congress,” said Congressman Crow. “Our nation has a sacred duty to support veterans after they return home. I’m glad to join my colleagues in reintroducing the Veterans Health Care Stamp Act to create a U.S. stamp that will generate revenue to help veterans access the quality health care they earned.”