Support Concurrent Receipt, Cosponsor H.R. 303

For more than 100 years before 1999, all disabled military retirees were required to fund their own veterans’ disability compensation by forfeiting one dollar of earned retired pay for each dollar received in veterans’ disability compensation. Since 1999, Congress has enacted legislation to progressively provide relief for the unfair offset between military retired pay and disability compensation.

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Cosponsor: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Resolution

Please join us in cosponsoring the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day resolution. This resolution honors the service and sacrifice of our veterans who fought bravely in the Vietnam War. When these soldiers returned home, they did not receive the welcome home they deserved. Instead, they faced sharp criticism and isolation.

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Support Law Enforcement in Investigating Child Exploitation Crimes

As you begin work on the FY 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, we write in support of critical funding for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force program, a national network of 61 coordinated law enforcement task forces investigating and prosecuting those who sexually exploit children, our most vulnerable constituents.

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In the aftermath of Brussels, what more can we do? Support NATO Resolution H.Res. 469

The horrific terrorist attacks in Brussels serve as a reminder that our NATO allies must be steadfast in their commitments to defense spending. While the United States is considering expanding our commitment to NATO, the majority of alliance members are failing to meet their spending commitments. With a new array of challenges, from terrorist networks and state actors, it is time for all NATO Members to honor their commitments to defense spending in order to strengthen the international peace and security that NATO can guarantee.

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Allow service-connected disabled veterans to qualify earlier for FMLA (v. 3)

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces sacrifice so much to serve and protect our country. When those brave men and women leave the military and come home, many return with service-connected disabilities that require medical care and attention. Congress should be making it easier for them to seek medical care for their disabilities while pursuing a career outside of the armed services.

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Support Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness – T-HUD Letter Closes COB TODAY (3/14/16)

Please join us in requesting full funding for the programs that comprise Opening Doors, theFederal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. Since Opening Doors was launched in 2010, homelessness among certain populations of Americans has been significantly reduced. For instance, homelessness among veterans has declined by 36 percent while chronic homelessness has fallen by 22 percent. By fully funding the below programs, we can continue making progress in ending homelessness in America.

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Fund Research into Hearing Regeneration for Service Members and Veterans

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense requesting that the Committee add hearing regeneration to the list of eligible conditions under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). According to the Department of Defense, hearing loss is among the top disabilities associated with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, afflicting more than 250,000 service members.

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