WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman David Rouzer testified in front of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to discuss two VA-related issues impacting veterans and citizens of the 7th Congressional District. As part of the Committee’s first-ever bipartisan Member Day, Congressman Rouzer had the opportunity to bring attention to H.R. 5500, a bill Rouzer recently introduced to help veterans restore their credit score in those cases where the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) failed to pay outside providers or were delayed in making payment. Rouzer also brought attention to the long-time water contamination issue at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Rouzer introduced H.R. 5500 after hearing from multiple veterans in the 7th Congressional District who have had their credit destroyed as a result of mismanagement and delays at the VA.
Rouzer also raised the ongoing Camp Lejeune water contamination issue to encourage the Committee to continue to use its influence to make those veterans who have been harmed eligible for benefit coverage of their care.
To watch Congressman Rouzer’s testimony, please click here.