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Upton, House Advance Bipartisan Package of Bills to Aid Veterans and their Families

Veterans Issues Remain High Priority in House

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Washington, November 17, 2015 | Tom Wilbur/Lynn Turner (202 225 3761/269-385-0039) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to advance four bipartisan pieces of legislation designed to improve the lives of veterans, and their families.

“We shouldn’t just keep our brave veterans in mind on Veterans Day, we should be working to improve their lives every single day,” said Upton. “Here in the House of Representatives – that’s exactly what we’re committed to doing. By advancing these common-sense bipartisan bills we’re making it easier for veterans to get jobs, own small businesses, and help their families. I can’t think of anything more important.”

The four bipartisan pieces of legislation advanced:

H.R. 1694, the Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015, which would improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small businesses.

H.R. 3114, To provide funds to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Corps with curation and historic preservation activities.

H.R. 1338, the Dignified Interment of Our Veterans Act of 2015, which would require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study related to the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans in national cemeteries.

H.R. 1384, the Honor America’s Guard-Reserve Retirees Act, which would recognize the service of certain persons in reserve units by honoring them as veterans.

To learn more about Upton’s work to help our veterans, please click here.

Additionally, veterans in Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District in need of service are urged to contact Chad Dillon at Upton’s Kalamazoo District Office - (269) 385-0039.

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