Roy Blunt 12/13/2011

Post date: Dec 14, 2011 3:12:45 PM

From: Senator Roy Blunt []

Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9:07 AM


Subject: Reply from Senator Roy Blunt

Dear Neslo Ventures,

Thank you for contacting me about S. 1689, the Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act of 2011.

I am grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made to protect the American people, our nation, and our way of life. The federal government must meet the needs of our military veterans and keep the promises made 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, meaning disabled veterans can now receive both military retirement benefits and VA disability compensation at the same time. This remains one of my proudest accomplishments in Congress.

The safety and well-being of our brave men and women in uniform are important to all of us. Your advocacy for this cause makes a difference, and I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind should S. 1689 or other legislation affecting veterans come to the Senate floor for a vote.

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