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Kanjorski Endorsed by VFW Political Action Committee

Kanjorski Endorsed by VFW Political Action Committee
WILKES-BARRE, PA – Congressman Paul Kanjorski today received the endorsement of the VFW Political Action Committee (VFW-PAC).
In a letter to Congressman Kanjorski, VFW-PAC Director Salvatore J. Capirchio wrote, “This endorsement is based on your strong support for veterans, national security & defense, and military personnel issues.”
The letter states that the VFW-PAC is the nation’s only major Veterans Service Organization PAC.
Earlier this month, Congressman Kanjorski announced that 145,000 service members who were forced to extend their tours of duty, known as “stop loss,” in Iraq and Afghanistan, are eligible to receive payments for their extended duty.  Congressman Kanjorski was a strong supporter of legislation ensuring that eligible service members receive $500 for each month or partial month served in stop loss status. The deadline to file paperwork to receive stop loss payments is October 21, 2010.  The payments apply to service members affected by the stop loss between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009.
With Congressman Kanjorski’s support, Congress passed a new GI bill to provide full, four-year education benefits for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, as was done after World War II.  Congressman Kanjorski also voted to strengthen health care for more than five million veterans, the largest increase in veterans health care in the country’s history.
Congressman Kanjorski previously led the effort to bring $50 million to the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre for renovations.  When the facility was in danger of being closed, Congressman Kanjorski helped to obtain 30,000 signatures on a petition to keep the center open.

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