In the News: Elkhart Truth: Congress approves Walorski’s bill to safeguard equipment used by military veterans

Thursday, December 1, 2016

 

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Congress approves Walorski’s bill to safeguard equipment used by military veterans

by Tim Vandenack

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski to safeguard the quality of mobility equipment used by disabled military veterans passed the U.S. House in a unanimous voice vote Wednesday, she said in a statement.

“We owe a debt to our disabled veterans, and that includes making sure the mobility equipment they need is safe and reliable,” Walorski, a Republican from the Jimtown area, said.

The measure, the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, calls on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to create new standards for companies that make “automotive adaptive equipment” for disabled vets, like wheelchair lifts and reduced-effort steering and braking systems.

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