Pass Crucial Veterans Bills
Background: Several VFW-supported bills are scheduled to be voted on tonight on the House floor. They include improvements to the benefits process, puttingveterans back to work, mortgage protections for surviving spouses of service members and legislation authorizing a comprehensive policy on reporting and tracking sexual assaults at VA. VFW hassupported all of the bills since introduction – Now we need your help in getting them passed!
The bills include:
H.R. 2433, Veterans Opportunity to Work Act
H.R 2074, Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention and Health Care Enhancement Act
H.R. 2302 ensures transparency in veteran hiring mandates for federal contractors
H.R. 2349, Veterans' Benefits Training Improvement Act of 2011
H.R. 1263 provides surviving spouses with certain protections relating to mortgages and mortgage foreclosures.
H.R. 1025 recognizes the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law.
For more info on each bill go here:http://www.vfwonthehill.org/2011/10/house-to-vote-on-veterans-legislation.html
Action Needed: Call your Representatives today and ask them to vote Yes on all of the bills when they are presented on the House floor. A 2/3 vote in favor isneeded to pass the bills. Let them know that the VFW and its members and advocates are counting on their vote!