Tipton talks veterans’ issues in Grand Junction

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Friday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) was in Grand Junction to hold a veterans roundtable discussion. The discussion was attended by over 30 veterans and representatives from veterans’ service organizations in the region and focused on topics including access to quality and timely healthcare for veterans, veteran employment, and the claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Tipton is currently working in the House to pass the Healthy Vets Act (H.R. 635) which would enable local hospitals and physicians to contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide local health care for veterans, rather than requiring that they receive care exclusively at VA medical facilities, which can be geographically limited.  He also joined with a group of his House colleagues in a letter to the President urging that he “take direct action and involvement in ending the current Department of Veterans Affairs disability claims backlog.”  Pictured:  Scott Tipton