Veterans

Celebrating 25 Years of the GI Bill

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“June 1, 2012, marks the 25th anniversary of the first permanent Department of Veterans Affairs-administered Montgomery GI Bill. Enacted in 1987, the landmark New GI Bill Continuation Act offered a life changing incentive for veterans returning from active duty to the workforce. By offering veterans access to higher education, it both strengthened our national defense and helped revitalize our eco... Read more »

Simpson Supports Legislation to Honor Reserve Members and to Help Increase Employment Opportunities for Veterans

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed several bills today dealing with veteran issues. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson supported legislation that will increase employment opportunities for veterans and legislation that will honor former National Guard and Reserve members as United States veterans. The Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011, which would create or modify programs that provide em... Read more »

Thank you Veterans

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Today is Veterans Day, a day to honor American’s Veterans. Thank you for your service, for your patriotism, and for your sacrifice. God Bless You and God Bless America. Read more »

Simpson Praises Passage of the FY2011 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today praised the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2011 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. “This bill provides critical funding for our nation’s veterans, and I am pleased to see that the House has approved this legislation in a timely manner,” said Simpson. “Our veterans have made tremendo... Read more »

Simpson Cosponsors Tax Relief Measure for Military Survivors

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“Our brave men and women in uniform stand in the gap between us and those who wish to do our country harm, and when they sacrifice their lives in the line of duty, it is our responsibility to ensure their families receive the treatment they deserve,” said Simpson. “The last thing that the families of fallen servicemen and women need is to see their taxes skyrocket.” Read more »

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