Burr and Tillis introduce bill to bring new veterans medical facility to Raleigh

Madeline Gray—North State Journal
Sandra Johnson-Leu

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new veterans’ medical facility could be coming to North Carolina’s capital city. Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) introduced on Wednesday the Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act that includes money for a new VA outpatient facility in Raleigh.”One of the great honors of serving as your senator is fighting to support and protect our veterans,” said Burr. “I’m urging the full Senate to pass this legislation without delay so that veterans can have greater access to quality, affordable healthcare where they live.”The bill includes funding for other facilities throughout the country, but the one in Raleigh would be the 29th VA clinic in the state. The move is part of an effort to modernize healthcare for veterans and reduce veterans’ wait times and the distance they have to drive for care.”This legislation is a step toward reducing the unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles at the VA,” said Tillis. “I will continue to work across the aisle to ensure veterans are receiving access to the healthcare they need and deserve.”