Brown For US Senate - RELEASES DETAILED VETERANS POLICY PAPER, CALLS FOR PERMANENT REAUTHORIZATION OF "HIRE A HERO"

MANCHESTER – As part of the ongoing "Honoring Our Veterans" tour, Scott Brown today released a detailed white paper containing legislative initiatives to improve health care and employment opportunities for veterans. Chief among these initatives is a permanent reauthorization of the Hire A Hero Act that expired in 2013. As a senator, Brown was an original co-sponsor of the Hire A Hero Law to provide tax credits to businesses that hire veterans. 

"Veterans in New Hampshire and across the country deserve the best care possible," Brown said. "Health care is not the only challenge America's veterans face on a daily basis. Many veterans are struggling to find employment in this tough economy and that's why I believe we need to immediately make permanent the Hire A Hero tax credit." 

Brown's plan outlines other measures to hold the VA accountable for mismanagement, provide more job opportunities, and streamline the process to file claims and schedule appointments. New Hampshire has the fifth-highest concentration per capita of veterans in the country, but it is the only state without a full-service VA hospital.

Brown kicked off his "Honoring Our Veterans" on Monday,
releasing an ad that highlights his commitment to New Hampshire veterans and their families. He will continue to meet with veterans across the state in the coming days, and is hosting a town hall event tonight at the Merrimack VFW.

Click here to read the white paper.