Senator Murray Attends White House Bill Signing of Legislation to Support Veterans

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(Washington, D.C.) – Today U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, joined other members of Congress, veterans and veterans advocates, as President Joe Biden signed several Veterans’ Affairs bills into law. As a senior member of the Veterans’ Affair committee and former chair, Senator Murray worked alongside her colleagues to help pass these bills into law.

Today, President Biden signed S. 1031, Requiring a study on race and ethnicity disparities related to Veterans’ Affairs benefits, the Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021, the Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021, and the Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021 into law.

“I was proud to join my colleagues, advocates, and veterans at the White House today as President Biden signed several important bills into law that will support Washington state veterans. These bills will create real economic opportunity for our veterans when they return home, make college more affordable for veterans and their families, help ensure VA works for all veterans, and help get veteran moms the care they need—something that has long been an important priority of mine. Getting these bills signed into law is just one step forward as we work to live up to our promise to America’s veterans—that when their service ends, we’ll take care of them when they come home. I will keep working in the other Washington to make sure we are fulfilling that commitment.”

As a voice for Washington state’s veterans in the Senate, Senator Murray has been consistently fighting to make sure our country fulfills its promise to our veterans long after their service ends. Senator Murray has led the fight to ensure VA expands fertility treatment and adoption services for veterans and their families through her Veteran Families Health Services Act. She is pushing VA to prioritize the long-term care needs of all veterans—including women veterans, veterans of color, LGBTQ+ veterans, and veterans with disabilities. Murray has also authored legislation that will give veterans the tools they need to build real financial security into retirement. And Senator Murray is continuing her work to ensure every veteran has access to the affordable housing, quality, affordable child care services, workforce training, and much more as she works to pass Build Back Better.