SHELBURNE – Senator Maggie Hassan today gave remarks at the North Country Veterans Conference, where she reaffirmed her commitment to supporting New Hampshire’s veterans, service members, and their families, and highlighted bipartisan efforts in Congress to ensure that veterans receive the resources and support that they need to thrive in civilian life. Organized by the North Country Veterans Committee, the Conference hosted guests speakers, including retired New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice John Broderick, and provided veterans access to resources. For more information, visit here.
“Our brave veterans have demonstrated a selfless commitment to defending our freedoms and protecting their fellow Americans, and it is completely unacceptable that far too many of our veterans face real challenges after returning home,” Senator Hassan said. “Fewer than 1% of Americans currently serve in our military, which means the rest of us must work harder to understand how their service has impacted their lives and what we can do to better incorporate veterans back into our communities. If we are to be true to our American values, we must do far more to ensure that all veterans have the support that they need and have earned, and that is my focus as your United States Senator.”
Senator Hassan has worked across party lines to help veterans more easily transition into civilian life. Earlier this year, President Trump signed into law the VA MISSION Act – a bipartisan bill Senator Hassan supported that strengthens the VA system, while also recognizing the importance of community-based care for veterans in places like New Hampshire that do not have a full-service VA hospital. Additionally, Senator Hassan cosponsored a bipartisan bill that was signed into law that will enable veterans who are living in their own homes to receive certain services through state veterans homes. She also introduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Marco Rubio to prioritize education and employment programs for veterans at the VA.