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Westerman Votes to Protect Veterans

April 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (April 12) upon passage of H.R. 4676, the Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016:

“Our veterans gave everything in service to our country, often doing multiple tours of duty in far off war zones while in constant danger,” Westerman said. “When a veteran returns home, he or she should be safe from harm. The Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016 seeks to keep veterans safe from predators who may try to defraud a veteran or survivors of veterans. This bill imposes as much as five years jail time and possible fines for anyone who defrauds a veteran or survivor of benefits. It protects our heroes and protects the benefits our veterans and their families have earned.”