On October 6, 2015, Diane Boyd Rauber, Esq., NOVA Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, prepared and submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs regarding Senate Bill 1754.
NOVA supports S. 1754, the “Veterans Court of Appeals Support Act of 2015,” which makes permanent the temporary increase in the number of judges presiding over the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Veterans who seek redress before the Veterans Court have endured many years of agency processing and review while waiting for the compensation earned through their service and sacrifice. These long delays should not be increased due to judicial backlogs related to an understaffed Veterans Court.
The Veterans Court should be equipped to handle the anticipated influx of cases with a suitable number of qualified judges. Passage of the Veterans Court of Appeals Support Act of 2015 is one essential way to tackle the avalanche of appeals just on the horizon.
To read NOVA's testimony on S. 1754, click HERE.