MERRIMACK Scott Brown held a veterans town hall meeting this evening at the Merrimack VFW as part of his ongoing “Honoring Our Veterans” tour to discuss his newly released veterans policy and listen to the concerns of local veterans. 

“Tonight's town hall meeting was a great opportunity to hear first hand about the concerns of our veterans and their families, ranging from the VA scandal to employment opportunities," said Brown, a 35 year member of the Army National Guard.  "We need to act immediately to ensure that those who have served our nation get the respect they deserve at home I have always worked hard to find commonsense solutions to effectively support our veterans, and that's what I plan to do as your Senator." 

Brown met with 40 veterans to offer his ideas to restore accountability at the VA and improve health care services for veterans.  As a Senator, Brown co-sponsored the Hire A Hero law to provide tax credits to businesses that hire veterans.  This law expired in 2013, and Brown's plan calls for the permanent reauthorization to help our veterans secure good-paying jobs. 
“Scott is one of us, and we appreciate him standing with us to listen to our ideas and discuss practical ways to help New Hampshire veterans and our families.  It is time to send new leadership to Washington that will work for veterans, not be a rubber stamp for the president and his failed policies,” said Army Veteran Scott Logsdon. 

Brown will continue to discuss the need to increase jobs and improve health care for veterans across the state of New Hampshire.