WASHINGTON D.C. – On Friday, November 10, at 8:30am, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) will host a Veterans Day Conference & Resource Fair in Monroe Township to discuss veterans’ access to healthcare, pension and disability benefits, education benefits and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), American Red Cross, Trenton Vet Center and other veterans advocacy groups. The conference will conclude with a Claims Clinic that will allow veterans to speak directly to VA representatives about filing claims for benefits or getting updates about existing claims.  The event will be held at the FEA Conference Center on 12 Centre Drive in Monore.

 

Congresswoman Watson cCleman says, “On this federal holiday, while the nation recognizes and thanks our veterans for their service, we must also ensure they have the support they need and deserve,” said Watson Coleman. “This Administration’s decision to balance the budget on the backs of our veterans – especially seniors and the disabled – by cutting funding to essential programs is unacceptable and a betrayal to the men, women and their families who have served and sacrificed for this country.”

 

While Trump requested an overall increase in funding for the VA, his proposed budget shifts funding away from critical programs that veterans rely on – including programs that deliver disability benefits, combat homelessness and provide education and career training to veterans."