The Oakland Press: Sen. Peters introduces legislation to establish 3-digit hotline for veterans' benefits
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, has introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish a simple three-digit hotline for veterans to gain assistance for their benefits and other services.
The Veterans Assistance Helpline Act, which Peters introduced with Senators Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada; Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia; and Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, would direct the Federal Communications Commission and the Veterans Administration to create an easy-to-remember hotline with live operators for veterans and their loved ones.
“We must ensure veterans in Michigan and across the country can easily access the VA benefits they have earned,” said Peters, a former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“I am proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation that would establish an easy-to-remember, three-digit number to connect veterans with VA resources and services.”
By: Anne Runkle
Source: The Oakland Press
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