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Braley Fights to Help Veterans Stay in Their Homes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alexandra Krasov   
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 14:56

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released a statement after participating in a joint-chamber forum with Holly Petraeus on alleged mortgage-related violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Holly Petraeus serves as the Director of the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Following the forum, Rep. Braley said:

“More and more, it seems our veterans are returning from combat only to face new challenges here at home. Whether it’s an injury or a financial crisis caused by long deployments and time off from their civilian jobs, our veterans deserve to know that we’re standing up for them. This forum identified serious problems and issues with the way banks and lending institutions currently treat our soldiers and their families – and we need to take action to protect them from this abuse. That’s why I introduced the Protecting Veterans’ Homes Act earlier this year. My bill will give our soldiers enough time to get back on their feet and get their finances in order before being kicked out of their homes. This is the least we can do for the brave men and women who serve this country.”

In May, Rep. Braley introduced the Protecting Veterans’ Homes Act to protect veterans from being foreclosed upon by big banks. The bill would give returning soldiers time to get their finances in order after long deployments. Currently, similar protections for veterans are set to expire in December of 2012. Rep. Braley’s bill would make these protections permanent and would extend the grace period from nine months to a full year for veterans returning from deployments.

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Braley Statement on Death of Cedar Rapids Soldier PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alexandra Krasov   
Monday, 11 July 2011 13:37
Washington, DC -- Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement after officials reported the death of Iowa National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker of Cedar Rapids:

“My heart goes out to Terryl's family and friends. This is a tragedy and a difficult time for all Iowans and the entire National Guard family. Terryl, and all the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation, are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.”

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Veteran’s Benefit Presentation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amy Wiyrick   
Monday, 11 July 2011 12:02

Thursday, July 14th at 6:00 p.m.

2500 Grant Street, Bettendorf, Iowa

Iowa Masonic Health Facilities

Community Center

(at top of the hill)

Are you a war-time veteran or widow of a war-time veteran? You may be eligible to receive a monthly Veteran’s benefit.

David Woods, from the Office of Veteran’s Affairs in Davenport, has graciously offered to lead this FREE, public meeting to inform Veterans of benefits that may be currently available to them, which may include rental assistance. Veterans may qualify for various benefit programs such as Aid & Attendance Benefits, Housebound Status Benefits, and others. David is also available to meet on an individual basis (via appointment) to assist veterans and their spouses in applying for veterans benefits. Attend this seminar to gather information that may assist you in obtaining the benefits that all Veterans deserve.

Public welcome. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Amy Wiyrick at 359-9171, Monday-Friday 8-4.

 

Sponsored by Masonic Village & Iowa Masonic Health Facilities

 
Braley Statement on Change of Condolence Letter Policy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alexandra Krasov   
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 23:34

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement on President Obama’s change to the condolence letter policy for soldiers who commit suicide:

“I strongly support the President’s change of the condolence letter policy, and I share his commitment to removing the stigma associated with the unseen wounds of war. I’ll continue to fight for expanded access to mental health care for all current members of our armed services and the brave veterans who served this country.”

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$1 Million Raised - Hardee's Assists Veterans and Military Families PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Beth Hoops   
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 22:19

In May, Hardee’s launched its Stars for Troops in-store fundraiser benefiting Homes for Our Troops and USA Cares. Thanks to your readers’ generous donations, we’re happy to announce more than $1 million raised (by CKE Restaurants - Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s) to assist military families and veterans.

To participate, restaurant guests donated $1 in support of military charities. For each $1 donation, guests received a commemorative “Stars for Troops” cut out to personalize and place on display in the restaurant; in addition, they received restaurant coupons valued at more than $10 to use toward future purchases.

More information about Stars for Troops is available here: http://pitch.pe/155971 Thanks again to you and your readers for the support – and for making this fundraiser a success. I look forward to sharing additional news with you about Hardee’s future military fundraising efforts.

 
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