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Bipartisan Coalition and Veterans Advocates Call for a Presidential Commission to Address Veterans’ Issues

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Walter Jones (R-NC), along with director of the award-winning documentary Restrepo, Sebastian Junger, author and decorated Marine, Karl Marlantes, and other veteran advocates will hold a press conference to discuss H.R. 1492, A Commission on America and Its Veterans, and the need for better reintegration of veterans.

Every day 22 veterans take their own lives and addiction, homelessness, and unemployment rates are drastically high. The commission would hold hearings to investigate better practices for reintegration, establish ceremonies and memorials to honor service, and create an office of public outreach to bridge the widening gap between military and civilian communities.

WHAT:      Press Conference on the Commission on America and Its Veterans

WHO:        Representative Jim McDermott
                  Representative Walter Jones
                  Sebastian Junger, author and director
                  Karl Marlantes, author and Marine veteran
                  Other military and veteran advocates

WHEN:      Wednesday, May 8th, at 10:00a.m. EST

WHERE:     House Triangle, located in the grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol's
                  east Front in Washington, D.C.

NOTE:        RSVP to Amber Macdonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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