Representative Malinowski Says Thank You to Veterans of New Jersey’s 7th District
(Washington, DC) This Veterans Day, Representative Tom Malinowski says thank you to the veterans of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District for their service and sacrifice. Today, he joined veterans and their families at events in Union and Kenilworth to honor their service both at home and abroad.
“Today and every day we say thank you to the brave men and women who have sworn to defend our country and the values it stands for,” said Rep. Malinowski. “I was honored to spend this Veterans Day with our active and retired servicemembers and their families in the 7th District to recognize their incredible contributions to our nation.”
Rep. Malinowski’s district office in Somerville has helped with nearly 100 constituent service requests from veterans. The office has assisted with backdating pensions, acquiring military records and separation papers from the National Archives, and expediting medical appointments within the VA to help veterans access benefits in a timely manner. If you are a veteran and have an issue with a federal agency, Rep. Malinowski’s office may be able to help. Visit https://malinowski.house.gov/resources-for-veterans for more information and to submit a request.
Since his first days in Congress, Rep. Malinowski has worked to champion legislation focused on getting results and fulfilling the promises we have made to our veterans. Much of this work has centered around tackling the mental health crisis facing our country’s veterans. The 7th district of New Jersey is home to over 30,000 veterans, many of whom depend on the VA’s healthcare and mental health programs. Rep. Malinowski’s bipartisan VA Serious Mental Illness Act, legislation to support the mental and psychological health of our nation’s veterans, was recently signed into law as part of a major package on mental health and suicide. In addition, he has supported other major reforms, such as the Veterans' ACCESS Act of 2020, which would ensure that veterans are never charged for medical care involving mental health emergencies. Rep. Malinowski is also supporting other efforts by Congress to aggressively seek out creative approaches to tackle the mental health crisis, from stronger funding for service dogs and equine therapy, to peer mentoring programs and community-led initiatives.