1) HR 813
Chairman Jeff Miller -
Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Dear Mr. Chairman: On behalf of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), I am pleased to inform you that MOPH is in total support of H.R. 813, “Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Planning Reform Act of 2013.” There is no need for me to go into specifics of the legislation, since your opening statement at the hearing on July 17, 2013 and the legislation, as introduced, provide ample rationale and justification for this legislation. MOPH applauds you and Ranking Member Mr. Michaud for working together on this issue for the benefit of America’s veterans.
Bruce G. McKenty National Commander cc: Ranking Member Michael Michaud
The Honorable Jeff Miller The Honorable Michael Michaud 335 Cannon House Office Building 337 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515
Dear Chairman Miller and Ranking Member Michaud: On behalf of the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), I respectively request your support for HR 1288 the “World War II Merchant Mariner Service Act.” This legislation would honor the noble patriots that delivered service members and supplies around the world during the war. They played an important role in making possible the ultimate victory. With little cost to the government, this legislation would provide burial benefits and the entitlement to any earned awards and/or decorations. The number of surviving members of the Merchant Marines, like their fellow World War II comrades, is growing smaller each year and now would be an appropriate time to recognize their valuable service to the United States by passing this legislation.
Bruce G. McKenty National Commander cc: The Honorable G. K. Butterfield