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“Securing this new lease award for a larger facility has been a painstaking process to say the least, but today’s announcement of a new site with almost three times the space of the existing clinic is a huge milestone for improved veteran services in southeastern Connecticut-"
“Our nation’s disabled veterans have made incredible sacrifices for America – the very least they are owed is our assistance when they come home and transition back to civilian life,” said Rep. Courtney.
“I was proud to see Congress at last take action on this critical issue related to the exposure of our Blue Water veterans to chemicals commonly known as Agent Orange when the House passed H.R. 299 in May, with the Senate following shortly thereafter,” said Congressman Courtney.
“These are men and women who have fought tooth and nail for well over a decade to produce this policy change within the VA, and it’s been an honor to work alongside them to achieve this result,” said Congressman Courtney.
“As Chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and as the Representative for eastern Connecticut – home to so many veterans of our nation’s Sea Services – to have the endorsement of FRA for my bill, the Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act, is particularly significant,” said Congressman Courtney.
“To have the support of the Vietnam Veterans of America for my bill, the Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act, is particularly significant,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 15, 2019 Press Release
“AMVETS is an organization made up of veterans serving veterans – they’re a strong advocate for over 250,000 men and women who served our country, and I’m proud to have their support for my bill,” said Congressman Courtney.
“DAV is a great advocate for over one million of our nation’s veterans, and I’m grateful to have their support,” said Congressman Courtney.
“We strongly disagree with this change in policy,” wrote the bipartisan coalition. “It
July 5, 2019 Press Release
“This is a welcome decision by the department to slow down implementation of a policy that will unfairly affect some of our most seasoned servicemembers."