Military Families and Veterans
I support pay and benefits for military members and families that are commensurate with the immense sacrifices they have made in defense of our country. That includes adequate pay, quality and affordable health care and educational benefits.
I believe that support for our veterans is among the most important responsibilities of government. Not only must we strengthen our efforts to care for those who have already served in the military, but as a new generation of military personnel returns home from around the globe, we must ensure that they have access to a veterans’ health system that is able to provide them with the care and services they have earned.
I continue to believe that all eligible military retirees who have suffered a disability as a result of their service to our nation should receive concurrent receipt of their military retired pay and disability compensation from the Veterans Administration.
Senator Levin’s Record on Military Families and Veterans
- March 26, 2012 – Levin, McCain release GAO report on fake parts from China
Sen. Levin and Sen. John McCain, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, release a report from the Government Accountability Office showing that China is refusing to shut down the flow of counterfeit electronic parts that endangers U.S. national security, the safety of troops and U.S. jobs.
- March 20, 2012 – Sen. Levin presses Air Force officials on proposed National Guard cuts
Chairing a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sen. Levin presses Air Force officials to explain proposed aircraft and troop cuts that disproportionately affect the National Guard in Michigan and other states.
- Feb. 15, 2012 – Sen. Levin receives Center for National Interest Distinguished Service Award
Sen. Levin receives the Distinguished Service Award from the Center for the National Interest, a nonpartisan national security think tank. In remarks to the awards dinner, he calls for a return to Michigan Sen. Arthur Vandenberg’s philosophy of bipartisanship, seeking "national security ahead of partisan advantage."
- Nov. 10, 2011 -- Levin supports bill to support veterans, job creation
Sen. Levin votes in favor of legislation that would help returning veterans find good jobs by giving employers tax incentives for hiring veterans and by boosting job training and education for veterans.
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