Friday, April 11, 2014

SEATTLE: MONDAY: Murray to Join Wounded Veterans, Caregivers to Discuss New Bill to Help Caregivers

Senator Patty Murray

Senator Patty Murray is the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee and serves on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  Her office issued the following yesterday:

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES                                 CONTACT: Murray Press Office
Thursday, April 10th, 2014                                                              (202) 224-2834

SEATTLE: MONDAY: Murray to Join Wounded Veterans, Caregivers to Discuss New Bill to Help Caregivers
Murray, wounded veterans, and their caregivers to discuss bill to help caregivers of wounded, ill, and injured military servicemembers and veterans

Bill provides health care, counseling, and a living stipend to caregivers who give up their careers to care for injured veterans

(Washington, D.C.) – Monday, April 14th, 2014, U.S. Senator Patty Murray will join wounded veterans and their caregivers at the Wounded Warriors Project in Seattle to talk about how to better support those who provide care to severely injured veterans.  This month, RAND released the results from the largest-ever study of military caregivers.  The results show where care and benefits have fallen short, where new needs are emerging, and how we can make it easier for veterans to get the care and benefits they deserve.  Senator Murray has introduced the Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act to help address these critical issues.  Murray has led congressional efforts to establish the VA caregivers program to provide family members with health care, counseling, training, respite and a living stipend.  

WHO:             U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Mike Kiser, Senior Benefits Liaison at Wounded Warrior Project Seattle
                        Local caregivers and wounded veterans
WHAT:          Murray will meet with local wounded veterans and their caregivers to discuss critical issues with caregiver support and ways it must be improved, discuss new legislation to address these
WHEN:          Monday, April 14th, 2014
                        1:30 PM PST
WHERE:       Seattle Wounded Warrior Project
2223 Alaskan Way, Suite 220
Seattle, WA 98121


Kathryn Robertson
Deputy Press Secretary 
Office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510