Lonegan Calls on Congress to Act for Veterans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2014
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WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ – Steve Lonegan, Republican Candidate for New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, stated at a press conference at McGuire Air Force Base today that “It’s about time for Congress to provide the benefits of honor and respect that our returning veterans have earned.”
Surrounded by a newly formed Veteran’s Advisory Committee of 16 American heroes, Steve Lonegan called the inaction of Congress “a blemish on our country.”
“An illegal alien can come into this country to have a baby and will be afforded all the welfare benefits available, immediately,” Lonegan said. “It is an absolute disgrace that our returning war veterans are not afforded the same treatment when it comes to receiving the benefits they earned.” Lonegan called on Congress to put partisan politics aside. “John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi must make this their number one priority,” Lonegan said.
Steve Lonegan stated that President Obama has broken his promise to our veterans, on when they would receive their benefits. Over 850,000 of these American hero’s have waited more than 125 days. “Its unconscionable,” Steve Lonegan stated.
Veterans have no stronger voice in Congress than Steve Lonegan – fighting for their rights, dignity and their benefits.
Steve Lonegan was the Republican nominee in the New Jersey special election for the United States Senate in 2013. He defeated national Democrat favorite Cory Booker by more than 8 points in the 3rd Congressional District. Lonegan continues to stand firmly on his bedrock conservative values of limited government, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.