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Veterans

Our men and women in uniform have made great sacrifices, and it is our duty as a nation to ensure that our service members and veterans get the resources and care they need – both at home and abroad – and guarantee they receive the benefits they have earned. This includes:

  • Boosting veteran benefits: I am committed to honoring our veteran’s service by ensuring they continue to receive all of the benefits they have earned. That is why I’m a cosponsor of H.R. 1329, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-Of-Living Adjustment Act. This bill would increase cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) rates for veterans with service-connected disabilities and for survivors of certain disabled veterans. Similar legislation has received bipartisan support in the past and it is the least we can do for our veterans.
  • Improving veterans care: I continue to speak out on the issues with delayed and improper care at Veterans Administration (VA) health facilities that have come to light in recent years. These problems at the VA are indefensible, and we must do a better job of upholding our promise to our veterans and ensuring they receive the care they deserve.
  • Preventing veterans suicide: I was pleased to vote for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act in February 2016 and watch former President Obama sign it into law. The law expands access to mental health services for our nation’s veterans and seeks to curb the epidemic of veterans’ suicides in our country. Every day, too many veterans tragically take their own lives, many of whom suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This law increases the capacity and efficiency at the VA to care for the more than one million veterans returning from war and ensures we meet our obligations to those who have served our country.

 

More on Veterans

July 13, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) released the following statement today after Michigan Governor Rick Snyder called on Attorney General Bill Schuette to take legal action against manufacturers who knowingly manufactured or marketed products containing harmful Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) chemicals:

July 10, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) released the following statement today following reports that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality was warned of the harmful effects of toxic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

June 20, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration released a federal study on per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFAS). The Trump Administration, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and U.S.

June 8, 2018 Press Release

Amendment Would Help More Veterans Work in Public Service

The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a bipartisan amendment introduced by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) that will provide more opportunities for wounded veterans to continue to serve the country by working in congressional offices. The amendment was also sponsored by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18).

May 24, 2018 Press Release

EPA, Administrator Pruitt May Have Violated Federal Transparency Laws

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General after the EPA blocked journalists and Members of Congress from attending a taxpayer-funded summit on toxic chemicals at the agency's headquarters.

May 22, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the Trump Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter to Congressman Kildee refusing to release an important study on toxic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) chemicals:

May 16, 2018 Press Release

Kildee Testifies at Veterans’ Committee Urging Congress to Address Chemical Contamination Near Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda

May 14, 2018 Press Release

Trump Administration Blocks Release of Study on Nationwide Water Contamination Crisis Affecting Oscoda and Other Communities, Report Says

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today called on the Trump Administration to immediately release a study on a nationwide water contamination crisis affecting Oscoda and other communities across the country.

April 20, 2018 Press Release

Legislators Urge the Air Force to Use Money Passed by Congress to Address Groundwater and Surface Water Contamination

March 22, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today regarding the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018:

“Since last September, Congress has funded the government on short-term continuing resolutions, which is completely unacceptable. These short-term patches hurt our military readiness and inject uncertainty into our economy. Today’s appropriations bill, while far from perfect, finally breaks this irresponsible Republican pattern of governance.