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Bilirakis Commends Passage of Veterans Compensation COLA Act

May 23, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) today commended the bipartisan House passage of the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living-Adjustment Act (H.R. 1329). This critical bill would give Veterans the same cost-of-living-adjustment as those receiving benefits through Social Security.

Bilirakis spoke in support of the bill on the House floor. Please see below for his remarks.

“Passage of this bill gives our nation’s heroes the same cost-of-living adjustment as those receiving benefits through Social Security.

“These brave men and women have sacrificed so much for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy on a daily basis.  As a grateful nation, we must ensure that those who put themselves in harm’s way are able to receive the benefits they have earned and deserve.

“Providing for our nation’s true American heroes is not a partisan issue, but simply the right thing to do.

“Mr. Speaker, the great State of Florida is where so many Veterans call home; with approximately 1.6 million Veterans residing there after serving in the military. As Vice-Chairman for the House Veterans Affairs Committee, I am so very proud that Florida is considered one of the most Veteran-friendly states across the country.

“As a cosponsor of H.R. 1329, I urge all my colleagues to support our nation’s heroes and pass the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act.”