United States Sentor Debbie Stabenow discussed two new bills designed to help veterans transition back to civilian life during a visit in Swartz Creek yesterday. According to ABC-12 Stabenow talked about legislation that she hopes will make a difference in the lives of veterans at American Legion Post 294. She is the co-sponsor of the Veterans Transition Assistance Act which was introduced on July 30.
"They come home, the community service organizations don't know they're here, they don't know they're there, and so connecting them up becomes very important" said Stabenow.
The bill would allow veterans to give their permission to be contacted by local community groups including veterans service organizations as they transition to civilian life. The US Department of Defense would also start the transition process much earlier.
Stabenow also authored a bill that would help cover housing for those on the GI Bill in between semesters.
Her visit yesterday follows a series of statewide round table discussions with veterans and service providers.
Source: ABC-12