Army veteran Guenst attends signing of veterans bills at White House
HARRISBURG, Dec. 1 – A U.S. Army veteran, state Rep. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery/Phila., was proud to attend the signing of four veterans bills at the White House yesterday.
“As an Army veteran, I know how my fellow veterans have often struggled when they have returned to civilian life,” Guenst said. “We have an obligation to care for our veterans after they have sacrificed so much for our country, and these laws will help do that.”
- S. 1031: Requires the Government Accountability Office to assess whether there are disparities associated with race and ethnicity when it comes to VA benefits and disability ratings.
- S. 894, Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021: Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a program to recruit military medical personnel who have less than a year left in their service to work in federal healthcare occupations.
- S. 1095, Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act: Ensures that surviving spouses and children of veterans who access the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance program are eligible for in-state tuition wherever they choose to go to school, whether they live in that state or not.
- S. 796, Protecting Moms Who Served Act: Commissions a comprehensive study of maternal health challenges facing veterans and invests in maternal care coordination programs at the VA.
For more information about veterans services in Pennsylvania, contact Guenst’s office at (215) 259-5962 or via email Rep. Nancy Guenst | Contact (pahouse.com).