On Thursday, President Obama signed H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (Clay Hunt SAV Act), a bill that aims to prevent veteran suicides and ensure veterans have access to resources that help them overcome the psychological struggles of war. This reform bill includes a pilot program first introduced by Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D.… Read more »
On Wednesday, the House approved the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.
Dr. Bucshon released the following statement after voting for the package:
“As a heart surgeon, my top priority was to ensure all my patients received the care they needed when they… Read more »
Rep. Larry Bucshon, a physician from Southern Indiana, released the following statement after the House unanimously passed H.R. 4810, the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014. H.R. 4810 will allow veterans to immediately access the doctors and health care providers closest to them through the private-sector. Bucshon signed on as an original cosponsor.
Dr. Bucshon… Read more »
Today, Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement regarding the Inspector General (IG) report confirming allegations of wait list schemes and data manipulation at the Phoenix VA.
“The new IG report confirms that VA officials have knowingly been negligent in administering care to veterans. The problems are obviously not isolated and… Read more »
Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement regarding passage of H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014, a bill to hold senior employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accountable for negligent behavior like “secret” waiting lists and intentional backlog.
“The VA… Read more »
Last week, Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) joined his colleague Congressman David Scott (D-GA) to introduce H.R. 4234, the Ensuring Veterans Resiliency Act, a bipartisan bill to improve psychiatric care in military and veteran communities.
“Many of the brave men and women who have served our country are returning home without proper attention to their mental… Read more »
(Evansville, IN) – Congressman Larry Bucshon (IN-08) released the following statement honoring Veterans Day.
Congressman Bucshon (IN-08) states:
“Each year we take a day to honor and recognize the sons and daughters of the United States that have proudly worn our nation’s uniform. This past… Read more »
By unanimous consent, the House of Representatives today passed S. 3624, the Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012, an identical companion to H.R. 6456 which was introduced by Representatives Larry Bucshon (IN-08), John Carney (DE), and Mike Quigley (IL-05). The legislation gives active duty military personnel, military reserves, members of the… Read more »
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Congressman Larry Bucshon (IN-08), along with Congressmen Mike Quigley (IL-05) and John Carney (DE), introduced H.R. 6456, the Military CDL Act of 2012. The legislation is a companion to S. 3624, which passed the U.S. Senate on Friday, September 21, 2012 by unanimous consent.
Below are statements from leaders in the trucking and… Read more »
Rep. Bucshon speaks with WWII veteran William Stephens of Newburgh, IN at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on the 68th anniversary of D-Day
Congressman Larry Bucshon (IN-08) released the following comment after meeting with World War II veterans from Indiana’s 8th Congressional District at the World War II… Read more »