Veterans

DFL Party Platform: “We honor and respect the men and women who have served and are serving our country. We must advocate for their physical and emotional well-being, both abroad and at home, as well as their economic security. We must ensure that our military is the best-trained, equipped, and supported force in the world and that the men and women of our military are ready to meet the new threats of the 21st century. Their sacrifices and those of their families must never be forgotten.”

PHOTO: Angie Craig with Minnesota National Guardsman Angelo Farias is on her staff in Burnsville as a Wounded Warrior Fellow, serving as a dedicated resource for helping the district’s veterans.

H. R. 5995, Major Richard Star Act.

Summary: This bill provides that a combat-disabled uniformed services retiree with fewer than 20 years of creditable service may concurrently receive, without reduction veterans’ disability compensation, and retired pay or combat-related special compensation. (Cosponsors)   ANGIE…

H. R. 1863, To require the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters of the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.

Summary:This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide blood testing, during annual physical examinations of DOD firefighters, to determine and document exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Cosponsors (Bipartisan)…

H. R. 2829, AUMF Clarification Act.

Summary: To clarify that Congress has not provided authorization for the use of military force against Iran. Cosponsors ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 6/21/19. STATUS: Introduced 5/17/19 by…