Support Commissary Benefits for Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans

The Purple Heart is the oldest honor that members of our military are given and it is awarded to those who have been wounded or died in combat fighting for the United States. Since the modern incarnation of the award was established in 1932, approximately
1.8 million members of the military have received the Purple Heart. These brave men and women and their families deserve our utmost gratitude. It is our duty as a nation to not only to say that we appreciate their service but also to enact policies demonstrating
that gratitude.  

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Cosponsor the U.S.S. Indianapolis Congressional Gold Medal Act

During World War II, the U.S.S. Indianapolis was given the covert mission of delivering components of the “Little Boy” atomic bomb – which would later be dropped on Hiroshima – to Tinian Island. While returning from their mission, the U.S.S. Indianapolis
was struck by two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine. The ship sunk within a matter of minutes and nearly 900 of the 1,197 crew members made it into open water. The crew members of the U.S.S. Indianapolis were subject to 4 days of starvation, thirst,
extreme temperatures, and shark attacks before being rescued. Only 319 survived.

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Support Commissary Benefits for Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans

The Purple Heart is the oldest honor that members of our military are given and it is awarded to those who have been wounded or died in combat fighting for the United States. Since the modern incarnation of the award was established in 1932, approximately
1.8 million members of the military have received the Purple Heart. These brave men and women and their families deserve our utmost gratitude. It is our duty as a nation to not only to say that we appreciate their service but also to enact policies demonstrating
that gratitude.  

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Cosponsor H.R. 3497, the Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3497, the Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017. This legislation directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a secure, patient-centered,
portable medical records system, which would allow veterans and their healthcare providers to seamlessly access their comprehensive medical records.

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