Legislation sponsored by Congressman Anthony Brindisi to increase accessibility of VA services for women veterans has passed in the House.

It's part of the landmark U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reform package.

The Deborah Sampson Act requires VA Women's Veterans Call Centers to be accessible via text and creates an online, one-stop-shop for women's Veterans' benefits.

The bill is part of a modernization effort to improve accessibility and efficiency at the VA for women Veterans.

"Women are the fastest growing demographic of Veterans and we need to make sure the VA is equipped to handle their specific needs," Brindisi said. "Increasing efficiency, reliability, and accessibility at the VA will help make sure every Veteran gets the care and benefits they earned. I am hopeful this common-sense bill, supported by Democrats and Republicans in the House, can get through the Senate and to the President's desk. Our women Veterans deserve it."

Brindisi is a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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