U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the VA MISSION Act, legislation that significantly reforms the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care delivery system, helps veterans access the care they need in their own communities, and expands caregiver support to all generations of veterans:
“The VA health care system needs to be set up in such a way that it is able to actually deliver on the promises made to these brave men and women when they answered our nation’s call. We’ve all heard too many stories about veterans who have had difficulty accessing quality care in a timely manner. The VA MISSION Act makes significant, much-needed reforms that will allow veterans to seek care when and where it is best for them. It also helps put important decisions about health care back in the hands of the veteran and his or her doctor, and it expands support for caregivers, the unsung heroes of the veterans community. The Republican-led Senate is continuing to work for our nation’s veterans, and I’m glad we are able to send this important legislation to the president for his signature.”
“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides Americans with the relief they’ve been waiting for and ensures that America is ready to compete and win in the global marketplace.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, member of the Finance Committee, and conferee on the conference committee tasked with negotiating a final tax reform bill, issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s final passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
“This is a historic moment for our nation. For the first time since 1986, Congress has passed a comprehensive overhaul of the tax code. Our goal with this pro-growth tax reform package was to put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans and create a tax code that fosters economic growth. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act achieves that goal. Next year, families across America will see their tax bills drop and take-home pay increase, and businesses will find it easier to grow their operations, hire new workers, and raise wages. This legislation brings America’s tax system into the 21st century — benefiting workers and our economy. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides Americans with the relief they’ve been waiting for and ensures that America is ready to compete and win in the global marketplace.”