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Roe Continues to Advocate for Veterans

U.S. House passes legislation honoring our servicemembers

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Washington, November 3, 2009 | comments

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), a Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, voted for legislation that continues to support and honor our veterans.

“I am proud to support and advocate on behalf of our servicemembers, who so tirelessly fought for the freedom of our nation,” said Roe. “Next Wednesday we will celebrate Veterans Day, which is a very important holiday because it is reserved to honor our military veterans. As a veteran and a Member of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, I am committed to ensuring our veterans receive the best possible care, benefits and opportunities possible. I believe that’s our duty as a nation.”

Roe supported the following legislation:

  • S. 475 – This bill to amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to guarantee the equity of spouses of military personnel with regard to matters of residency.
  • H.R. 1168 – The Veterans Retraining Act of 2009 provides qualified veterans with employment training assistance
  • H.R. 3949 –The Veterans' Small Business Assistance and Servicemembers Protection Act of 2009 implements improvements in the laws relating to benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
  • H.Res. 866 – This Resolution expresses support for designation of a National Veterans History Project Week to encourage public participation in a nationwide project that collects and preserves the stories of the men and women who served our nation in times of war and conflict.
  • H.Res. 89 – This legislation supports and encourages greater support for Veterans Day each year.
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