Category Archives: Veterans

New Laws Will Help Veterans Entering the Workforce

America is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. Let us never forget that we owe our liberty to the courageous men and women in uniform who put their country before themselves.

Unfortunately, when our veterans return home they often face real challenges transitioning into civilian life and into new careers. Continue reading

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Supporting America’s Veterans

America is the example of liberty in the world because we remain the home of the brave. Let’s never forget that the willingness of young people to serve is largely reflective of how we treat those who already served. Continue reading

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State Senate Approves Bill to Help Veterans Get Job Certification

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved legislation to allow returning veterans to get credit for the skills and experience they acquired through military service for purposes of professional licenses in certain fields. Continue reading

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Priorities for 2013

We accomplished much in the past two years to re-energize Michigan, but more remains to be done.

My priorities for 2013 remain helping to create more Southwest Michigan jobs, increasing the public accountability in state government and improving education. Continue reading

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Program to Give 18,000 Christmas Trees to Military Families

It is the mission of Trees for Troops to give every family of America’s service men and women a wonderful Christmas morning that begins with gathering around an American- growth Christmas tree. Continue reading

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Honoring America’s Veterans for Protecting our Freedoms

America is the beacon of liberty and
hope in the world because it remains
the home of the brave.

We enjoy our freedoms and way
of life today because courageous
men and women have risked – and
continue to risk – their lives to defend
our great nation. Continue reading

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9-11 Will Always Be a Day that Unites Us as Americans

Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.

While the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 will forever be etched in our minds, it will also forever be a day that unites us as Americans. Continue reading

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