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(Washington, DC) – Today, the Senate agreed to Heller Amendment #456, which ensures Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities properly meet the needs of women veterans by taking into account their safety, privacy, and dignity. This is consistent with Heller’s Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act (S. 471) introduced in February of this year.

“Thousands of women fought bravely for our country and deserve only the best treatment after returning home. With changes in demographics, the VA needs to make necessary changes to meet female veterans’ needs and give them adequate health care options. This amendment takes into account the dignity, safety, and privacy needs of our female heroes in all of VA’s medical facilities. I am pleased my Senate colleagues joined me in keeping our nation’s promise to provide every veteran quality care,” said Senator Dean Heller.

Heller’s amendment was cosponsored by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).