Congressman Cohen Commemorates Veterans Day
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Cohen released the following statement commemorating this year’s Veterans Day:
“Each November, we pause to pay special tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country in uniform. This year, we also commemorate the 101st anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.
“As we honor all our veterans, we must also keep our promises to them with excellent care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities so they receive the timely, high-quality treatment they deserve. For those transitioning out of the armed services into civilian life, we need to assure them that good-paying jobs and educational opportunities are available. I am proud to work on legislation to ensure veterans receive the benefits they were promised.
“We have thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines stationed all around the world. On this Veterans Day, we thank them for their sacrifice and valor and look forward to their safe returns home. I am pleased that I will spend time with Veterans in Memphis on Veterans Day.”
Congressman Cohen, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act (H.R. 3304) in June to ensure that certain members of the National Guard and Reservists who fall on hard economic times after their military service continue to obtain bankruptcy relief without having to fill out the substantial paperwork required by the “means test” under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. The measure was signed into law in August.
Last month, Congressman Cohen introduced the Putting Our Veterans Back to Work Act to help reduce veteran unemployment and train our veterans for good-paying, high-demand jobs.