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Rep. Jerry Carl: Veterans Day

One of the biggest reasons why I ran for Congress was so I could do more to help our veterans, reservists, and active duty service members.

Veterans Day is a time to appreciate and honor the sacrifices made by those who have served our great nation and protected the freedoms and liberties that are the foundation of our country.

As we approach Veterans Day this year, I want to highlight the results House Republicans have delivered to our Veterans in the 118th Congress.

We passed the Fiscal Year 2024 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which fully funds veterans’ health care programs, benefits, and other Department of Veterans Affairs programs. This bill was also an increase of more than $16 billion compared to the previous year, all while ensuring we are cutting wasteful spending and tackling our nation’s growing debt problem.

 We’ve passed several other important bills to ensure our veterans get the assistance they need. The Wounded Warrior Access Act modernizes the Department of Veterans Affairs by making it easier for veterans to access their claims file electronically. The RELIEVE Act closes a loophole that left certain veterans uninsured for emergency treatment. 

Finally, we passed a bill that eliminates an outdated rule regarding reimbursements to veterans and allows 25,000 servicemembers and veterans to receive the Montgomery GI Bill reimbursements they are entitled to.

I hope you will join me in taking a minute to honor our veterans for their patriotism and sacrifices to keep our nation safe. Without them, we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted. South Alabama is home to thousands of veterans, and I’ve enjoyed meeting many of them and learning their stories. 

To all the veterans, active and reserve members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard, it’s the honor of a lifetime to serve you. If I or my office can ever be of service to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact us online at Carl.House.Gov or by calling my office at 202-225-4931

Jerry Carl represents Alabama’s First Congressional District. He lives in Mobile with his wife Tina.

 

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