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Veterans Come First on Capitol Hill

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Washington, February 14, 2017 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. House of Representatives passed a set of bills designed to improve support for Veterans and their employers. Following their passage, U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) issued the following statement: 

These bills reflect our continued commitment to veterans and the people who support them. This House and President Trump are dedicated to finding new ways to ensure veterans have the assistance they need and to honor those who put our veterans first. 

BACKGROUND - Bills passed in the House today include:

WINGMAN Act (H.R. 512)
Improves efficiency of Congressional caseworkers working on VA claims, meaning less waiting and more results.

HIRE Vets Act (H.R. 244)
Creates a Department of Labor “Medallion” program to publicly honor and celebrate employers that actively employ veterans.

BRAVE Act (H.R. 974)
Allows the Department of Veterans Affairs to give preference to contractors who hire veterans, and punish those who lie about hiring veterans.
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