Bill Passed to Assist Veterans

A conference held by Congresswoman Nita Lowey on Monday brought veterans together to discuss the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and is now being considered by the Senate. The bill allows 158 billion dollars to help prevent and reduce veterans’ claims backlog, job transition, funding for the Veteran’s Administration health care system, and help with primary care for women veterans. According to Lowey the 28,000 veterans in Westchester and Rockland Counties will have better access to jobs and control of their health care. The bill gives 3.9 billion to information technology, 56 billion to medical care, 403 million for women veterans, including medical and prosthetic research, and 50 million dollars for employment services. Jerry Donellan, Rockland’s Director of Veterans Services, was at the press conference where he stated that new veterans have it worse than other in history, and the passage of the bill will provide veterans in the area with much needed services.

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