House Republicans Advance Veterans Programs

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At a policy briefing today, Republicans outlined their progress in advancing the priorities of the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations during this session of the General Assembly.

Del. Clay Athey (R-Warren), chair of the Caucus’ policy committee, hosted the briefing.

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), majority whip, discussed HB 174, which would include anyone injured in military service in the Wounded Warrior program, without regard to whether the injury was sustained in a combat area, as well as HB 419, which prepares Virginia to lead the way in technology improvements in veterans claims processing.

Del. John O’Bannon (R-Henrico) discussed HJR 33, proposing a constitutional amendment to allow localities to exempt 100%-disable veterans from property taxes.

Del. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) discussed HB 479, which would provide burial vaults at cost to eligible veterans and their family members interred at state-operated veterans’ cemeteries.

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) discussed HB 1118, which would exempt from taxes payments from the Virginia Military Family Relief Fund.

Photos from the briefing are on our Facebook page.