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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Veterans

At the end of FY2010, the Veterans population in the United States was approximately 22.6 million.  Congressman Thompson is and has been a consistent supporter of our armed fighting forces and veterans, making sure that these 22.6 million heroes get the services they deserve. Congressman Thompson is committed to ensuring that Veterans are provided the very best services.  He has worked to ensure that funds are wisely appropriated for VA to improve the quality of life for Veterans and the efficiency of their operations innovatively and transparently as they deliver on the enduring promises of Presidents and the obligations of the American people to our Veterans.

Congressman Thompson is a supporter of the “GI Bill of Rights for the 21st Century”.  This is a comprehensive package of legislation to improve benefits for our men and women in uniform and for the nation’s military retirees and veterans. This legislation will bolster support for our troops in harm’s way and their families here at home.  In addition, included are special provisions for the National Guard and Reserves that provide better education, health care and job training to these men and women whose service has been above the call of duty.

Congressman Thompson has been an advocate and supporter of the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act, which takes the first steps to address the problems brought to light by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center scandal.

  • Improves outpatient medical care for wounded service members at military health care facilities;
  • Begins restoring integrity and efficiency to disability evaluations and cutting bureaucratic red-tape; and
  • Improves the transition of wounded service members from the Armed Forces to the VA system.

Congressman Thompson salutes the courage and hard work of our troops and will continue to push for efforts that provide our service members and veterans with the best equipment, health, and pension benefits we have to offer.

For more information about current measures concerning the protection of civil rights, or if you are looking for assistance in resolving an issue, please take out a moment to review the sites below:

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

https://www.va.gov/

The U.S. House of Representatives – Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

https://democrats.veterans.house.gov/