WASHINGTON – Alaskan Congressman Don Young today released this statement following the passage of the House amendment to restore the Cost of Living Allocation for all veterans cut in last year’s budget deal.
“I have always believed that the federal government must honor the commitments it has made to all of our nation’s veterans. Today, I was proud to support the restoration of the veteran COLA funding because it was the right thing to do. Asking our veterans to shoulder a financial sacrifice when others do not is entirely wrong, especially when our veterans have already sacrificed so much in defending this great nation.”
“The legislation passed in the House today solves a major inequity passed on to our veterans and restores all earned benefits cut last year. I am proud to represent the more than 77,000 veterans and the 20,000 active duty servicemen and women who call Alaska home and will continue to work in defense of their service.”