Letter: Shea-Porter, Ayotte and Shaheen stand up for veterans
I am a veteran, and I’m so happy to see that the House and Senate have voted on a VA bill that will help vets.
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter was the first on the scene in 2008 with her bill calling for a full-service hospital or access to local care for states without a full-service hospital.
It was great to see Sen. Jeanne Shaheen introduce Shea-Porter’s bill in the Senate in 2009, and then in 2011 to watch Sen. Kelly Ayotte support it also. It has been a long road, but the New Hampshire women of the House and Senate got the job done.
It took time for the rest of Congress to understand what Shea-Porter, wife of a veteran, understood from the beginning: This nation needs to keep its promises to its vets. I send a big “thank you” to Congresswoman Shea-Porter and Sens. Shaheen and Ayotte.