The House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 5985, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2016, a bill that if enacted would extend a number of crucial statutory authorities that govern VA health and benefits programs. These authorities support the delivery of family caregiver services for service-disabled veterans, authorize VA to provide nursing home care to service-connected veterans, provide important programs for women veterans, underwrite VA's homeless assistance efforts, extend several VA benefits programs, and continue a number of other programs that are important to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and its supporters. Many of these authorities expire as early as September 30, 2016. Should these authorities lapse, VA may suspend their operations and thereby deny veterans a number of vital services. Please write your Senators today using the prepared letter, or by drafting your own message, urging them to cosponsor and vote for final passage of this important legislation at the earliest possible date. As always, DAV appreciates your grassroots activism and participation in the Commander's Action Network. Your advocacy makes DAV a more effective organization in protecting and advancing the rights and benefits of veterans. Click the link below to log in and send your message:

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