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Roe Announces Veterans Cards Will be Available in November

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Washington, October 20, 2017 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) | comments

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced veterans identification cards will be available to order next month free of charge.

Roe released the following statement:

“Since I arrived in Congress I’ve heard from many veterans in the First District who would like official identification documenting their service, which is why I strongly supported the Veterans Identification Act when it overwhelmingly passed through Congress. By allowing veterans to obtain official identification cards, our nation’s heroes will more easily be able to prove their military service without having to carry their official military documents. These cards will help veterans easily access benefits and discounts available to them, and will also serve as a reminder of the honor and respect our country has for veterans. I encourage all interested veterans to apply for these identification cards and look forward to continuing to serve veterans in East Tennessee and around the country.”

Background: Congressman Roe voted in favor of the Veterans Identification Act of 2015. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the law, which allows VA to give veterans official ID cards free of charge, is expected to be implemented in November 2017. To order online, veterans must provide a copy of a valid government issued ID, a copy of a recent photograph to be displayed on their ID card and will also need to provide service-related details. The new identification card will be printed and mailed directly to the veteran.
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Tags: Veterans