Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has cosponsored the Communities Helping Invest Through Property and Improvements Needed (CHIP IN) for Veterans Act, led by Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02). This bipartisan legislation would extend the provisions of the CHIP IN for Vets Act of 2016 for an additional five years.

This bill would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue entering donation agreements with non-federal entities and community groups to assist in funding the construction of the VA’s healthcare-related projects.

“Our veterans face tremendous challenges in receiving adequate and timely medical care because many of the VA’s healthcare facilities are overburdened,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This legislation would help the Department of Veterans Affairs complete construction on much needed healthcare facilities that will benefit our veteran communities. This will be especially beneficial to the North Country, where our rural veteran population faces unique challenges in receiving medical care. I will proudly continue working on behalf of our North Country veterans, and this initiative will only improve their healthcare services.” 

Read more about the bill here.