Braley Fights for Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown Print
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Written by Alexandra Krasov   
Monday, 01 August 2011 09:38

Bill benefitting home passes unanimously

Washington, DC – Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) co-sponsored and championed a bill to help the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. With Rep.Braley’s help, the bill passed unanimously out of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health. The bill will help the Iowa Veterans Home and similar veterans’ homes across the country provide care to millions of elderly and disabled veterans.

“This bill will help us ensure that our veterans are getting the care they deserve – not just in Iowa, but all over the country,” said Rep. Braley. “The men and women who served this nation deserve the best care we can possibly provide. That’s why I’m proud to co-sponsor this bill which supports the veterans home in Marshalltown that cares for so many of our national heroes.”

David Worley, who serves as Commandant of the Iowa Veterans Home and oversees operations, said the bill is an important step for Iowa veterans.

“This bill will be a big boost for the Iowa Veterans Home,” said Commandant Worley. “It’ll give us the resources we need to care for our elderly veterans, and as we see many more young men and women coming back from battle, this bill will help us provide our returning veterans with the services they need.”

Rep. Braley will continue fighting to pass the bill through the full Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

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