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As the son of a Vietnam War veteran, Congressman Alex Mooney believes we must prioritize the health and well-being of our service members, veterans, and their families. Since taking office in January 2015, Congressman Alex Mooney has helped the House of Representatives pass dozens of veterans-related pieces of legislation improving access to Department Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and other services, increasing economic opportunity, and honoring our veterans. 

Serving Veterans:

  • West Virginia has over 141,000 veterans and 26 VA facilities. During his nine years representing the patriotic people of West Virginia, Congressman Mooney has visited many of these facilities to meet with staff and veterans. If you or a loved one needs help applying for or appealing a VA benefits claim, you can request help from Congressman Mooney’s office here

Funding Veterans Healthcare and Benefits: 

Congressman Mooney voted for the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies funding plan (H.R. 3466). This bill would provide the VA roughly $300 billion to support veterans’ health programs and other benefits. It also included a:

  • Over $3 billion increase in funding for VA mental health programs, including suicide prevention and treatment.
  • $66 million increase for opioid and substance abuse prevention and treatment. 
  • $104 million increase in funding to modernize and streamline the VA’s electronic medical record keeping.

Cosponsored Bills: 

  • Major Richard Star Act (H.R. 1282)
    • This bill allows combat-disabled veterans to receive their full retirement pay and disability benefits without an offset. The offset means combat-disabled veterans with a disability rating below 50% will have their retirement pay reduced by the amount of their VA disability compensation, dollar for dollar unless they have served their full 20 years.
  • Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (H.R. 705)
    • Prohibits the VA from reporting veterans and their family members to the FBI’s background check system just because they use a fiduciary to help manage their benefits.
  • VA Same-Day Scheduling Act (H.R. 41)
    • Guarantees veterans are able to call and immediately book VA medical appointments.
  • Not Just a Number Act (H.R. 4157)
    • The Not Just a Number Act would require the VA study veterans’ use of disability compensation, education and employment benefits, home loans and foreclosure assistance, and housing assistance programs when evaluating veterans’ suicide rates. 
  • Patient Advocate Tracker Act (H.R. 5754) (117th Congress)
    • Improves the ability of veterans to electronically submit complaints about the delivery of VA health care services. This bill was signed into law in 2022.
  • “AUTO for Veterans Act” (H.R. 1361) (117th Congress)
    • This bill would expand a Veterans Affairs program to provide severely disabled and paralyzed veterans with an automobile that is specially equipped for their needs.