LOS ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Los Angeles, introduced two bills in Congress on Friday to benefit the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration campus.
The bills are titled the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act of 2019 and the Ensuring Access to West Los Angeles VA Easement Funds Act of 2019.
The bills aim to amend the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016 to ensure that the campus is able to recoup resources for veterans.
“As a veteran, I’m pleased to introduce these pieces of legislation to ensure that our veterans at the West L.A. VA campus can benefit from the money that is rightfully theirs,” Lieu stated.
Specifically, the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act of 2019 would ensure any funds from settlements resulting from fraud or misuse of VA leases can be used in the renovation and upkeep of campus facilities.
The Ensuring Access to West Los Angeles VA Easement Funds Act of 2019 would guarantee money earned from land easements on campus could be used for renovations and maintenance of the campus.