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July 1, 2014

Bustos praises "Veterans Access to Care Act"

Schilling first introduced version of bill in 2011

Bill gives veterans access to non-VA providers, reduces VA waitlists and backlogs

EAST MOLINE, Ill.—This week Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) publicly praised Bobby Schilling's veterans bill that would allow veterans to use their own doctors in their own hometowns, and today Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) thanked Congresswoman Bustos for her belated support.

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June 12, 2014

Schilling writes editorial for Rock Island Argus/Dispatch about solving veterans issues

EAST MOLINE, Ill.—Bobby Schilling (R-Colona), candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the Illinois 17th District, wrote an editorial for the Rock Island Argus/Dispatch about veterans issues that appeared in the newspaper on Friday. The full editorial can be found here.

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June 12, 2014

Schilling writes editorial for Freeport Journal-Standard

CMB Regional Centers, based in Rock Island, Ill., has helped create more than 80,000 American jobs

EAST MOLINE, Ill.—Bobby Schilling (R-Colona), candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in the Illinois 17th District, penned an editorial for the Freeport Journal-Standard last weekend. The full editorial can be found here.

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June 11, 2014

Veterans Access to Care Act passes House 426-0

Bill gives veterans access to non-VA providers, reduces VA waitlists and backlogs

EAST MOLINE, Ill.—Bobby Schilling's veterans bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is now headed for the Senate. The Veterans Access to Care Act, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Florida), was built on Schilling's veterans legislation from the last Congress and passed the House of Representatives 426-0 on Tuesday. The bill Schilling authored and introduced in 2011, the Enhanced Veterans Health Care Experience Act, would allow veterans the ability to use their own doctors in their own hometowns when VA wait lists prevent veterans from getting immediate access to care. Enacting the provisions of the Schilling bill into law would provide a major safety valve by eliminating a great deal of the problems veterans have faced in recent years.

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