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Today, Representative Dave Brat (R-VA) announced he is introducing a new veterans bill titled, “Tally Bill.” The bill would bring VA independent contractors under the medical malpractice procedures for other federal employees and increase accountability for both employees and contractors who provide care to our veterans.

The "Tally Bill" is named after Brian Tally, a former Marine who experienced misdiagnosis, neglect, and malpractice at the VA that led to lifelong spinal injuries. Brian was never even given the chance to make his case to be compensated because of bad public policy.

“Brian experienced injustice at the hands of an independent contractor, and due to a public policy loophole he was never able to be fully compensated for his injuries. This is wrong, and my legislation would ensure it does not happen to veterans in the future,” said Rep. Dave Brat.

"It’s too late for me to ever have my wrongs righted, but it’s not too late for other veterans. My story cannot go to waste. We must change this shameful loophole to protect all veterans." - Brian Tally

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