Filner Introduces a Bill of Rights for Injured and Amputee Veterans

April 12, 2011

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Democratic Member Bob Filner introduced H.R. 805, legislation that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to display an Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights in all prosthetic and orthotic clinics of the VA.

"All too often, we hear of veterans who are treated like second class citizens while seeking treatment at a VA medical facility.  This greatly concerns me.  I am also told that many veterans are not aware of the many benefits and services offered by VA to help them.  That is why I have reintroduced H.R. 805 which would instruct the VA to inform veterans and educate employees at each VA prosthetics and orthotics clinic of the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights.  It also requires VA to conduct outreach to veterans."