Roy Blunt 11/08/2011

Post date: Nov 10, 2011 3:44:16 AM

From: Senator Roy Blunt []

Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:52 AM


Subject: Reply from Senator Roy Blunt

Dear Neslo Ventures,

Thank you for contacting me about cuts in veterans' earned retirement benefits and Tricare fee increases.

I am grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made to protect the American people, our nation, and our way of life. Since coming to Congress, I have worked to ensure that the federal government is meeting the needs of our military veterans and keeping our promises to the brave men and women who ably served our nation in uniform. In 2003, as a member of the House of Representatives, I led the fight to allow concurrent receipt for the first time. This remains one of my proudest accomplishments in Congress.

I understand we still have further to go. It is time for Congress to come together to identify ways to change the way Washington spends taxpayers' money, but plans that propose cuts to Medicare, Social Security, or Tricare need to be carefully examined to ensure they do not significantly burden individuals who rely on these programs for their primary source of health care or income. As these issues come to the Senate, I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook ( and Twitter ( about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website ( to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt

United States Senator