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Congressman Hosts Veterans' Workshop in Germantown

May 26, 2015

 

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) hosted a Veterans’ Constituent Services Workshop earlier today at the Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Caseworkers were on site to assist veterans with health care, claims for compensation or pensions, replacement of medals, receipt of discharge papers, and other veterans’ services.

   Over 60 veterans attended Tuesday’s workshop, which offered veterans a one-stop-shopping opportunity to meet with veterans representatives from federal, state and local agencies and organizations.  Agencies and organizations represented at the workshop included the VA, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and the Maryland Veterans Commission.

   “When it comes to our men and women in uniform, our nation has made a promise to remember those who’ve served and to care for those who return,” said Congressman Delaney. “Today’s workshop was about following through with that promise by connecting local veterans with the resources and support they need. This Monday, our nation observed Memorial Day, remembering the men and women in our Armed Forces who died in service to our country. We have a responsibility to honor their sacrifice, not just through one day of commemoration, but every day of the year by upholding our commitment to American veterans.”

   “I’ve made veterans’ care a top priority in Congress, and today I heard from local men and women about the challenges that veterans in our state face,” continued the Congressman. “As we continue our fight for improved care and benefits programs, I’m dedicated to working with members on both sides of the aisle to help our veterans get the support that we’ve promised them.”

   This March, Congressman Delaney signed the Veterans’ Bill of Rights and became a cosponsor of the Real Choice for Veterans Act, both of which call for improvements to care and benefits programs at the VA.  Sponsored by the Circle of Friends for American Veterans, the Veterans Bill of Rights highlights veterans’ issues as a top national priority and calls for action addressing veterans’ concerns at the VA. The Real Choice for Veterans Act would offer veterans the opportunity to seek local, private care when a VA facility offering the appropriate services is more than 40-miles from home.

   Veterans in Maryland’s Sixth District who need help with the VA are encouraged to contact Congressman Delaney’s office at (301) 733-2900.

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