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Titus' bill, which she introduced about a year ago, would ensure that sexual assault victims also receive those benefits if they are attacked during their mandatory guard training. Guard members are required to train one weekend a month and two weeks a year.
Under current law, guard members can only receive medical treatment and counseling if they are assaulted after being called up for active duty.
The bill is subject to approval by the Senate, which returns from recess on Monday.
"I have great respect for Secretary Shinseki's service to our nation and the sacrifices he has made, but the problems within the department for which he is responsible cannot be ignored," Heller said. "It is time for a leadership change at the VA at the highest level."
Dina Titus has won House passage of her bill to ensure that members of the National Guard who are sexually assaulted can receive treatment when they are attacked on training missions.
The legislation would ratify a settlement that brings an end to a water rights dispute between the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and Fish Springs Ranch, LLC. It would allow the tribe to collect about $4 million from Fish Springs Ranch in exchange for allowing the ranch to move ahead with a water project to facilitate development in the valleys north of Reno.
Bill would expand protections for Guard members
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The preliminary report released Wednesday also found that some VA facilities have intentionally concealed how long veterans have to wait for appointments. Patients at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs medical facility where the scandal over wait times first came to light have waited an average of 115 days for their first appointment, the report said.
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Heller and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D Nev., have introduced the bill in the Senate, where it was recently approved by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
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She said House passage of the bill "is a significant step toward closing a glaring loophole in current law."
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The House on Wednesday approved the legislation by voice vote. Voice votes are used to approve popular bills that have no real opposition.
"The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General's report provides a very disturbing view of what has been confirmed as a systemic problem at the VA," Heller said in a statement Wednesday. "Poor management must not be allowed to stand in the way of providing quality care for veterans in Nevada and across the country.
A bill by Rep. Mark Amodei, R Carson City, to ratify a water settlement agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will get a June 10th hearing by a key House panel.
The legislation has been endorsed by Disabled American Veterans, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Servicewomen Action Network, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Wounded Warrior Project, Vets First, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Sen. Dean Heller, R Nev., joined the growing number of lawmakers calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in the wake of an inspector general's report that found that VA medical facilities throughout the nation often fail to provide timely care.
"Guards members who are 'always ready, always there' to protect our country deserve the same support from their government," said Titus, who serves on the House Veterans Affairs Committee. "Sadly, an unacceptable gap in current law has left certain victims of sexual assault without the support and treatment that they need to recover and heal, physically and emotionally."
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