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Sanders to Hold News Conference Call on Protecting Veterans Benefits

posted at 2:29 pm Thu Nov 8th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Oct. 8 - In advance of Veterans Day, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold a news conference call on Friday to discuss his effort to prevent cuts to veterans benefits.

Sanders, a senior member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, has written a letter to congressional leadership making the case against the use of the so-called chained CPI to reduce cost-of-living adjustments for veteran's benefits and Social Security. So far more than 35 organizations representing veterans, seniors and the disabled have signed onto the letter.

Sanders will be joined on the call by representatives from the National Association for Uniformed Services, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.

Who: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Max Richtman,

President/CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare

Rick Jones,

Legislative Director, National Association for Uniformed Services

Herb Rosenbleeth,

National Executive Director, Jewish War Veterans of the USA

Julie Tagen,

Legislative Director, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assoc.

What: Press conference call

When: 11 a.m., Friday Oct. 9

Call: 888-297-0353, Conference Code: 9204376

Relevant Address(es):
Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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