Veterans and Military Families for Progress Endorses Braley in IA-01 Print
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:25
WASHINGTON, DC -- Veterans and Military Families for Progress (www.vmfp.org) enthusiastically and proudly endorses Bruce Braley in the upcoming election for the 1st Congressional District of Iowa. Founded in 2005, VMFP is dedicated to ensuring that the rights and needs of veterans, active-duty service members (including national guard and reservists), and their families are understood by the American public, endorsed by our elected officials, and protected by legislation, regulation, and public policy initiatives.
Congressman Bruce  Braley is a strong supporter of our nation’s veterans and active armed forces. While serving on the Veterans Affairs Committee Congressman Braley has clearly demonstrated his determination to work on behalf of  our nation’s veterans by supporting legislation that would benefit all veterans in securing employment opportunities.  Congressman  Braley’s strong commitment to the issues that are critical to veterans, those serving now, and their families is unsurpassed. His public support for priority funding of the Veterans Administration and his declared determination to provide for the establishment of a national veterans and military family policy give all veterans and their families especially those who are living in Iowa’s 1st Congressional district hope that they will continue to have a Congressman who will vote in such a way as to keep faith with those who have served and sacrificed.
Because of his father’s  courageous service  on Iwo Jima Congressman Braley  has a deep  personal understanding and commitment  to the men and women and families of those who have sacrificed for our nation. Through the knowledge and  experience that Congressman Braley has acquired while serving on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee he has been instrumental in passing legislation to create jobs for veterans, improve the lives of countless disabled vets, and ensure that our military men and women get the benefits they’ve earned.

Mr. Braley’s decision to support legislation for improving the treatment of veterans with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD, and his deep understanding of the need for providing and guaranteeing full health coverage for National Guard and Reserve personnel, demonstrate that he is a candidate who has the character and courage and personal family experience to do what is right for those in service to our country. We feel that veterans, active duty, military families, and in fact, all people of Iowa’s First Congressional District will be well-served with Bruce Braley as their representative by ensuring that America remains strong in national defense and in fighting terrorism.

“I’m honored to have the support of the Veterans and Military Families for Progress,” said Braley.  “I’ve worked hard in Congress to honor the service of my father on Iwo Jima by standing up for our veterans.  These brave men and women and their families deserve our unwavering support, not only when they’re fighting for us abroad but when they return home.”
Veterans and Military Families for Progress is a 501(c)(4) non-partisan, not-for-profit veterans’ organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a 21st Century organization made up of members located throughout the country, and from across the breadth of rank and military services, who served, are serving, or are family members of those who have heeded the call to serve their country in the U.S. military.
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