Rep. Stevens Convenes Roundtable with Michigan Veterans in Livonia

May 31, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) today convened the first meeting of her Veterans Advisory Committee to learn more about the issues facing veterans and their families in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, and provide an update on her work to support the veteran community in Congress. Click HERE to watch a brief video of Congresswoman Stevens recapping today’s meeting with members of her Veteran’s Advisory Committee. A photograph of the meeting is attached.

During the meeting, Congresswoman Stevens and members of her Veterans Advisory Committee discussed VA health care, mental health and suicide prevention, housing, educational opportunities, skills development, survivor’s benefits and other important issues facing veterans and their families.

“Veterans have sacrificed so much to defend our nation,” said Congresswoman Stevens. “We must listen to our veterans to make sure we are doing everything we can to take care of their needs. Today’s meeting with my Veterans Advisory Council was a great first step in better understanding the issues faced by Michigan’s veterans and their families, and I look forward to regularly holding these meetings to make sure I have all the information I need to advocate for and support the veterans in Michigan’s 11th District. Veterans have served us, now it is time for us to serve them.”

Congresswoman Stevens’ Veterans Advisory Council is a diverse group of men and women from southeast Michigan who served our country in various capacities, including in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps.

Background on Congresswoman Stevens’ Advocacy for Veterans as a Member of Congress:

  • Congresswoman Stevens voted to pass H.R. 1994, the Bipartisan SECURE Act, which included a provision to provide urgent tax relief to Gold Star families.
  • Congresswoman Stevens requested increased funding from appropriators for the Veteran Suicide Prevention Program.
  • Congresswoman Stevens is a cosponsor of H.R. 445, the Help Hire Our Heroes Act, which would provide up to 12 months of re-training assistance to veterans in need of employment training.
  • Congresswoman Stevens is a cosponsor of H.R. 2102, the Veterans Exposed to Toxic PFAS Act, which would require the VA to cover treatment for any health condition found to be associated with exposure to PFAS exposure.
  • Congresswoman Stevens is a cosponsor of H.R. 663, the Burn Pits Accountability Act, which would require the VA to study the health effects of exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals and provide care for veterans and servicemembers who were exposed.

Click HERE to watch a brief video of Congresswoman Stevens recapping today’s meeting with members of her Veteran’s Advisory Committee. A photograph of the meeting is attached.

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