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Democratic Congressional Candidate John Delaney Releases Policy Paper on Veterans’ Issues

Friday, March 23, 2012

Delaney says nation’s debt to veterans and military families is our greatest obligation

The Delaney campaign today released their policy paper on veterans’ issues, the latest in an ongoing series of issue briefs released by the campaign.

“The debt we owe to our military and veterans is our greatest obligation. We have a moral responsibility to keep our promises to those who have sacrificed to protect our country,” said Delaney.  “We owe veterans and their families the care they were promised and the benefits they have earned. To the more than 470,000 veterans in Maryland[1] I promise that I will be a strong voice and champion for you and for veterans across the country. I will not support any measures that seek to balance the budget on the backs of our veterans.”

In the paper, Delaney addresses the concerns facing active duty personnel, veterans, and their families. Delaney calls for predictable and stable dwell time ratios, strong support for military families, and greater focus on veterans’ employment, including support for President Obama’s Veterans Jobs Corps.

Additionally, Delaney outlines the need for a stronger Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fully address the health care and housing needs of veterans.

Delaney’s position paper on veterans’ issues is the fifth issue brief released in recent days, following papers on Health Care, Seniors’ Issues, Israel-US relations and Taxes & the Deficit. These will supplement the 5 E’s Report, which was released in February. The 5 E’s Report covers Delaney’s plans for Employment, Education, Energy, the Environment, and Ethics.

The full paper can be read at


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[1] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Analysis and Statistics.

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