Caregiver Legislation Signed Into Lawby Michael Patrick Brewer on May. 05, 2010, under Alternative Care, Politics, Veterans Benefits, Veterans Global, Veterans' Spouses, Partners & Families
President signs into law Caregiver legislation
|President signs into law Caregiver legislation|
CHAIRMAN BOB FILNER
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2010
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OBAMA SIGNS CAREGIVER BILL
New law improves care for women veterans and provides unprecedented support for veteran caregivers
Washington, D.C. - House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner (D-CA) released the following statement in response to President Obama signing S. 1963 into law:
“Today I join the many proud veterans and their families in celebrating the enactment of a new law to provide much needed support for the care network of America’s wounded warriors. Our Nation stands together to honor those who sacrifice by ensuring critical support as they recover from combat injuries. The new law creates an unprecedented support program for veteran caregivers that will provide training, financial assistance, and improved respite service. The new law also improves health care services for America’s women veterans, expands the mental health services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and expands supportive services for homeless veterans.
“President Obama promised a new direction for veterans – and once again lived up to that promise by signing a significant bill into law today. Congress will continue to ensure that the cost of war includes the cost of the warrior by listening to veterans and better understanding the concerns of their families, communities, and advocates. Only together as a Nation are we able to show veterans that we appreciate their courageous sacrifice.”
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