Luetkemeyer Supports Important Legislation to Improve Services for Our Nation’s Veterans

Luetkemeyer Supports Important Legislation to Improve
Services for Our Nation’s Veterans

           
WASHINGTON, D.C. _ In an
effort to improve the quality of life for our veterans, U.S. Rep. Blaine
Luetkemeyer (MO-9) today supported the passage of four key pieces of legislation
to make cost-of-living adjustments for veterans benefits, enhance information
regarding scholarships for veterans and their families, address health care
concerns for women veterans, and ensure funding for veterans health care
programs.

            “Our nation’s veterans have made
tremendous sacrifices to defend our country and protect our freedoms, and
without them we would not have the rights and privileges that we take for
granted as Americans, which is why I supported these bills,” Luetkemeyer said.
“I will always stand up for our nation’s veterans.”

            Luetkemeyer supported the Veterans’
Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009 (S. 407), which directs the
U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the rates of veterans’ disability
compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for
certain disabled adult children, and dependency and indemnity compensation for
surviving spouses and children; and HR 1172 that directs the Secretary of
Veterans Affairs to provide information on the department’s website that directs
veterans to organizations that provide scholarships to veterans and their
families.

           
Luetkemeyer also supported the Women Veterans Health Care Improvement Act
(HR 1211), which will improve VA health care services for the more than
1.7 million women veterans
; and the Veterans
Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009 (HR 1016), which seeks to
more effectively and efficiently plan and manage health care funding by
authorizing advance appropriations for veterans’ health care programs, a major
priority for Veterans Service Organizations.