Earlier this year, I launched the Women Veterans Task Force with the goal of ensuring that VA is equipped to adapt to the complex and unique needs of women veterans, the fastest growing and most diverse demographic within the veteran community. Throughout the year, we held several round tables, site visits, hearings, and meetings with women veterans across the country to identify issues and barriers they face.
To address many of the inequities and barriers that the Women Veterans Task Force identified, Congress Member, Julia Brownley introduced the Deborah Sampson Act. And, on November 12, 2019, the Deborah Sampson Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 399 to 11.
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