My comments cover the problems covered in the new legislation, but it should go without saying that reducing the amount of time the Veteran has to appeal their claim, and to lessen the VA’s duty to explain their decisions is not Veteran friendly, and will only make it harder then it already is for Veterans to procure benefits. Here is the explanation by the Secretary. The bill also features an amendment to the Equal Access to Justice Act that makes it harder for attorneys to represent Veterans in the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. As of today it does not appear the bill has been introduced according to a Thomas search, but it appears that it has been subject to hearings.
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