NHDP: Clear Contrast for NH Veterans

Shaheen Has Long Record Helping 
New Hampshire Vets

Brown Offers Empty Rhetoric to New Hampshire

Manchester, NH—For New Hampshire veterans, the choice was clear today as Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s long record of helping New Hampshire veterans contrasted with the empty rhetoric of Scott Brown’s latest television commercial.
Senator Shaheen today released a list of more than 100 veterans endorsing her re-election, citing her long record of accomplishments, including:
  • Working now for passage of the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act, which includes language that Senator Shaheen fought for, which would allow veterans in New Hampshire to receive healthcare services from certain non-VA medical facilities if they live more than twenty miles from a full service VA provider;
  • Successfully fighting to get a veterans clinic open in Keene, cutting through 30 years of red tape and delays;
  • Successfully advocating, with Senator Kelly Ayotte, for two new veterans clinics in Berlin and Colebrook;
  • Securing millions for the New Hampshire National Guard’s Deployment Cycle Support Program (DCSP) that supports deploying servicemembers and their families during deployment and reintegration;
  • Introducing legislation to hire additional local VA staff to work to eliminate the backlog and to fund legal clinics that would help veterans escape the backlog;
  • Recently introducing the Veterans Hiring Act that would provide a payroll tax cut for business that hire veterans. In 2011, Senator Shaheen cosponsored the VOW to Hire Heroes Act and supported providing businesses with tax credits to encourage them to hire veterans
"The contrast couldn't be clearer: while Scott Brown launches partisan attacks, Jeanne Shaheen gets results," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain.  "New Hampshire veterans deserve better than Scott Brown's empty rhetoric. They deserve leadership like Jeanne Shaheen's that has made a real difference for our veterans."