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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Unanimously Passes Stefanik Veterans Caregiver Legislation

May 18, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs unanimously passed Congresswoman Stefanik’s legislation, H.R. 3989 -- the Support Our Military Caregivers Act. Congresswoman Stefanik introduced this bipartisan legislation in November of last year.

“I thank Chairman Miller and the entire Committee for their work on this important legislation,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. ““I was proud to introduce this important legislation after meeting with a constituent from Alexandria Bay who is a caregiver facing the burden of the VA backlog. Over the last 15 years of war, our servicemembers have bravely served our nation and their families have sacrificed an immeasurable amount -- so it is vital that we ensure they receive the best possible care. This is especially true for our military caregivers -- loved ones of our servicemembers who selflessly care for our heroes behind the scenes. Military caregivers are silent heroes in our communities and deserve the respect and benefits proportionate to their significant contributions.”

Background:

Stefanik Introduces Support Our Military Caregivers Act

Stefanik Testifies Before VA Health Subcommittee on the Support Our Military Caregivers Act

House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee Passes Stefanik Veterans Caregiver Initiative

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