Ok, I'm a veteran; all of the people that are rambling and babbling about how this is an invasion of privacy is not real intelligent. I will keep this in infantry terms since I'm an ex-infantryman. Did you read the more info of the bill before commenting? Have you ever filed a VA claim? Have you been in the VA system long enough to understand what a Congressional Investigation is? So, I'll break some of this down for all of you naysayers! The VA is a broken machine and sometimes needs an elected officials office to step in to fix it. So, here's the process, service member gets out, files VA claim, and doesn't get what they deserve (in most cases). Most veterans use a representative to help process the claim (for best chance of success), only about 10 percent do it themselves with no help. When I retired I used a representative to file my claim. You give this person complete access to your C-file (if you don't know what this is, please don't comment). The rep you select will look through it, process and help write the claims, then send it to the VA. Recently I have filed more claims. Also using another representative. Did the same thing; gave them my C-file and updated medical records. Now, how many of these representative are Medical Professionals? None at most. There may be one who was a medical professional at my best guess. But, they maintain a security clearance. In this bill, you have to agree to this ACCREDITED person to have access. If you have the skills, or a lawyer to navigate through the VA without help, don't give access. But don't be a naysayer and stop others from getting help through congressional investigations.