RELEASE: Seth Moulton, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Discuss Veterans Issues in Lynn

September 24, 2014

Seth Moulton, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Discuss Veterans Issues in Lynn

Lynn, MA – Today, at a roundtable discussion in Lynn, Seth Moulton, Marine veteran and Democratic nominee for Congress in Massachusetts’6th Congressional District, and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), second highest ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, talked with local elected officials and veterans about how we, as a country, can best support our nation’s veterans.

“I’m honored to have Congresswoman Sanchez visit Lynn,” said Moulton. “She has been a tireless advocate for servicemen and women and I hope to join her in that fight in the next Congress. I’ve said many times that my first action in Congress will be to help fix our broken VA. Veterans have put their lives on the line for this country, and we owe it to them to give them access to the best care possible. I’ll make it happen.”

On the House Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Sanchez has fought to support our service members, both on and off the battlefield. She fought for passage of the Wounded Warriors Assistance Act, which gave soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries free health care screening and medical services for three years. She was also an advocate for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which provided comprehensive education benefits package to our nation’s veterans who served after September 11th.

“Seth Moulton is the kind of leader we need in Washington representing not just Massachusetts families, but also our nation’s veterans,” said Congresswoman Sanchez. “His experience serving overseas in the Marines will bring a much-needed perspective to Congress. As a veteran himself, we know Seth can be trusted to ensure our veterans have the best care possible. I look forward to partnering with him in the next Congress.”

Moulton’s plan, “Caring for our Veterans,” includes three priorities that he will fight for in Congress:

1. Improve VA health care quality

2. Properly fund the VA to eliminate the claims backlog

3. Expand educational opportunities in the GI Bill

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