LT. GOVERNOR BROWN PRAISES SENATOR
MIKULSKI, VA FOR PLAN OF ACTION ON
VETERANS CLAIMS BACKLOG
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (February 19, 2013) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown today released the following statement praising U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki for their announcement of a plan of action to address the backlog of veterans’ disability claims:
“I applaud Senator Mikulski for working with Secretary Shinseki and the Veterans Administration to form a plan of action to address the critical inefficiencies that are obstructing Veterans’ claims in Baltimore and across the nation. As I recently wrote Secretary Shinseki, Governor O’Malley and I share the goal of providing the best and most efficient process for our Veterans and we stand ready to assist in any way possible. We are also fortunate to have the partnership of the entire Maryland Congressional Delegation, who is unwavering in their support for our nation’s service members.
"It is simply unacceptable that so many of our Veterans are unable to access the government benefits they've earned. These brave men and women have served our country with distinction and honor, and we must continue to do all that we can to protect their needs.”
For more information on today’s announcement, click here <http://www.mikulski.senate.