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Blunt Meets with Missouri Veterans

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) with members of Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met with Charlie Dickinson and members of Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars to discuss their legislative priorities. Blunt released the following statement after the meeting: 

“My meetings with Charlie Dickinson and members of the Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars are always extremely valuable. Their knowledge and input on issues affecting veterans helps direct my work at the federal level to support them. I’m proud of the work we’ve done in the Senate to deliver on our promises to veterans, from ensuring they receive quality medical care through the VA Mission Act to expanding education benefits with the Forever GI Bill. We will continue our efforts to make sure every veteran has the care and benefits they’ve earned.”

As Chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee that funds jobs-related programs, Blunt has prioritized helping veterans transition to the civilian workforce. The FY2020 funding bill provided $311.3 million, an $11.3 million increase, for Veterans Employment and Training (VETS), which provides intensive employment services to veterans, transitioning service members, and disabled veterans.