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Issue Position: Veterans

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* Introduced the "Assure our Veterans and Surviving Spouses a Life in Dignity Act" in March 2006. This legislation raises earned income limits to make more veterans and surviving spouses eligible for the VA's Improved Pension.

* Cosponsor of several pieces of legislation focused on addressing the medical, educational, and homeownership needs of our veterans.

* Assured Funding for Veterans Health Care Act of 2005 - HR 515 and the New GI Bill of Rights for the 21st Century Act - HR 2131

* Resuming Education After Defense Service Act of 2005 - HR 772

* American Veterans Homeownership Act of 2005 - HR 2952

* Founder of the annual "San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade", which began in 2004 and has included the participation of approximately 60 veteran groups and thousands of local residents


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