Monday, May 28, 2012

Sen. Sherrod Brown Continues to Help Our Veterans

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown  has put his ideas into action in helping our veterans.  He has been investigating the wait time that veterans are experiencing in getting assistance from the Veterans Administration.  Ohioans know that Sen. Sherrod Brown has worked hard for working people and veterans.

Springfield News-Sun:

For years, Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office has taken complaints from veterans about the Veterans Administration’s slow handling of disability claims. Finally, he asked staff members to call the VA. He found they had to wait anywhere between 28 minutes to nearly an hour....

Veterans “shouldn’t have to wait to see a doctor, they shouldn’t have to wait to get housing, they shouldn’t have to wait to have a claim processed,” he said.

Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced a bill that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to notify Ohio veterans and their families of assistance available to them in filing for VA benefits electronically. The bill would require the VA to alert veterans about trusted third-party advocates that can help veterans efficiently assemble complete and accurate claims. The bill has been endorsed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars....

Sen. Sherrod Brown continues to work for all of his constituents.

••••  What is a crowd????  Even though some posts said that a recent fundraiser at the Mon Ami restaurant drew a crowd for Josh Mandel and Joe (not really a licensed plumber)  Wurzelbacher, a little digging proves that to be false.  In the original post announcing the upcoming event, the Beacon noted:  ...Women, men and teens are welcome to the loft at Mon Ami Restaurant, 3845 E. Wine Cellar Road, Port Clinton....

According to Eventective, the Loft at MonAmi has a Max Capacity: 150.  That is not a crowd.  

>>>>>Plunderbund has a interesting post about Gov. John Kasich's "Cleveland Plan" and the lack of support it is getting in the General Assembly.

••••  President Obama has a message for Memorial Day:  YouTube