Cosponsor The Veterans FAIR Act to Prevent Unfair Financial Burden on Retired Veterans

In 1972, the Department of Defense established the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) as a way to address the financial burden suffered by a surviving family after a veteran dies. The plan, which operates as an annuity with monthly installments paid for 30 years
up to the age of 70, provides a surviving wife and/or child beneficiary with 50% of the military retirement after the veteran’s death. But SBP has some flaws, and these flaws have led to undue financial burden on thousands of veterans across the country. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 2315 – To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions and
service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles. 

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Join over 190 Bipartisan Cosponsors in Combating Veteran Homelessness

In 2017, for the first time since 2010, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness increased. In fact, over 40,000 veterans experienced homelessness at some point last year. These 40,000 veterans account for over nine percent of all homeless adults,
even though veterans represent less than 10 percent of the total U.S. adult population. Congress has done much to address the plight of our homeless veterans, but we must continue our efforts. This is why I urge you to join me in combating veteran homelessness
by cosponsoring H.R. 4099, the ‘Homeless Veteran Families Act’.

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Support Your National Guard and Reserve in the FY2019 NDAA Deadline COB TODAY

Please join us in sending a letter to the chair and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees preserving the Work for Warriors provision of the House passed NDAA. Since 2013, a provision establishing a nationwide direct employment
program for the National Guard has been included in the House NDAA but struck from the final conference report.

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Curb Military Sexual Assault in the FY2019 NDAA Deadline COB 7/12 Thursday

Please join us in sending a letter to the chair and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees that urges them to retain NDAA provisions that redress collateral misconduct, which the Department of Defense’s own policy has long identified
as “one of the most significant barriers to the reporting of a sexual assault.”

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