Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Brooks, Frankel, and the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus Discuss VA Services for Women Veterans with VA Secretary David Shulkin

May 5, 2017
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Washington, D.C. – This week, the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, co-chaired by Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL21), met with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to discuss important VA services for women, as well as expanded access to women-specific healthcare at VA clinics.

“Men and women veterans have different healthcare needs and, therefore, require access to different healthcare services,” said Brooks. “The suicide rate for female veterans is higher than that of male veterans. Improving access to mental health services, decreasing wait-times for receiving care, and increasing the availability of care in rural areas for women are priorities for the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus. I look forward to working with Secretary Shulkin and my colleagues in Congress on improving care for all of our veterans at the VA.”

“Standing up for our women who serve our nation is not a partisan issue.  We honor their service by providing the healthcare, education and other services they need to successfully transition into civilian life,” said Frankel.

The Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues is comprised of all 88 Republican and Democratic women House Members.