Posts Tagged ‘ Veterans & Service Members ’

Dems: New laws benefit those who served and sacrificed

May 24, 2015

Memorial Day is this Monday, May 25. That’s the day we remember those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The history of Memorial Day — originally known as Decoration Day — began three years after the end of the Civil War when Maj. Gen. John A. Logan ordered his posts to decorate…

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Dems: Protecting grieving families from funeral protests

April 21, 2015

Iowans should be able to grieve and honor lost loved ones at a funeral without interference from protesters carrying hateful signs and shouting vile words. A bill that won unanimous support in the Iowa House and Senate will help ensure that happens. House File 558 requires that those who are demonstrating and being disruptive must…

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Dems: Helping veterans access the benefits they’ve earned

April 4, 2015

Our veterans deserve to know all the benefits and programs they qualify for. That’s why the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee voted this week to help veterans access information on ways to apply for benefits they have earned through their military service. House File 414 won unanimous approval in the Iowa House on March 17. The…

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