Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today voted to advance bipartisan legislation, which she cosponsored, to improve the lives of our nation’s veterans.

The Patient Advocate Tracker Act (H.R. 5754) will create an online portal where veterans can track the status of formal complaints they file through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

“I am proud to advance this important legislation to make the VA more transparent as our veterans access their hard-earned benefits,” Stefanik said. “When our veterans wrongly receive subpar care, they deserve to be able to voice their complaints and be heard by the VA. The Patient Advocate Tracker Act will provide online access to filing and tracking complaints to give veterans access to the healthcare they deserve and will improve accountability for the VA to provide the best care.”

Currently, the patient advocate tracking system allows for tracking and reporting of complaints by the Department of Veterans Affairs, but not the patient.

Read full text of the bill, led by Representatives Lisa McClain (R-MI) and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), here.