Blue Earth County Veterans Service officer testifies in congress
WASHINGTON D.C. (KEYC) - A Blue Earth County Veterans Service officer is in Washington D.C. testifying before Congress today.
Michael Mclaughlin is the appointed Legislative Director for the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.
He spoke in front of a joint hearing before the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs.
Mclaughlin will be advocating for improved federal support and communication for county and local governmental veterans services.
“As Congress pass laws and improved services and benefits, that they also are mindful that there’s real people on the ground that need help to gain access to those benefits still, too,” said McLaughlin. “And that’s where local government comes into play.”
This is the first time that counties have been asked to testify before the joint Senate and House session.
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