Key veterans legislation signed into law
Last week, Governor Walker signed six veterans-related bills into law at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. Unfortunately, due to the unexpected spring snowstorm, I was unable to attend the signing, but I am proud to be the author of three bills and a primary author of another bill that were all signed by the governor.
In the 2013-14 legislative session, I was put in charge of reviewing and authoring legislation to help our veterans by leading the Assembly Committee on Veterans as the Chair. It was my greatest privilege and pleasure to have led the Assembly Committee on Veterans and to have worked on legislation that will improve the everyday lives of our state’s selfless heroes and show them a small token of our appreciation for all that they have given to our state and country.
Fort Bragg Report: Sen. Burr Introduces Bill to Reform
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has introduced a bill that he said will make it easier for service-disabled veterans to do business with the federal government.
Burr introduced the bill with Sen. Angus King, an Maine Independent. His office said it would eliminate “confusing differences between veterans contracting programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Small Business Administration.” [Read more]…
According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, New York state is home to nearly 900,000 veterans, with 600,000 having served during periods of conflict. And according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, approximately 106,000 service-connected disabled veterans live in the state.