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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

November 14, 2017 Press Release

Kildee Continues Fight for Clean-up of Harmful Chemicals at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Other Military Installations Across the Country

November 2, 2017 Press Release

Clio Service Member Will Receive $100,000 in Traumatic Injury Benefits After Kildee Intervention in Case Marked by Years of Bureaucratic Delay

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has successfully worked to get an injured service member benefits that were wrongly and repeatedly denied by the U.S. Army.

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August 1, 2017 Press Release

Lawmakers Ask White House to Do More for Affected Residents in Oscoda, Other Communities Across the Country

July 27, 2017 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously adopted an amendment introduced by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) that will provide more opportunities for wounded veterans to continue to serve by working in congressional offices.

The House late Wednesday evening adopted an amendment to H.R. 3219, the defense “minibus” spending bill, which will expand the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, which provides wounded post-9/11 veterans the opportunity to serve in two-year paid fellowships within the House.

July 25, 2017 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) that protects student veterans’ housing to ensure that they get the G.I. benefits that they have earned. Congressman Kildee introduced the legislation after ITT Technical Institute abruptly closed, which put thousands of veterans and their educational and housing benefits at risk.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

NDAA Amendments Require Defense Department to Conduct Health Study on Impacts of Harmful PFCs and Look for Alternative to Toxic Chemical

July 13, 2017 Press Release

The Rules Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to take up two bipartisan amendments by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) that seek to address drinking water contamination in communities, like Oscoda, that have been affected by the military’s use of perflourinated chemicals (PFCs).

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Kildee’s Legislation Seeks to Combat Suicide Rates, Increase Financial Literacy and Increase Access to Affordable Housing for Service Members

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today introduced a comprehensive legislative package in Congress aimed at addressing many of the critical issues service members face, including combatting suicide rates, increasing financial literacy and ensuring affordable housing.

Congressman Kildee’s bills address three key issues facing veterans:

April 20, 2017 Press Release

Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is pleased to announce the approval of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at Genesee Career Institute (GCI). The Army JROTC program, facilitated and taught by retired Army personnel at GCI, will be open to any Genesee County high school student in grades 9-12, beginning in the fall of 2017.