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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with leaders of the Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) via Zoom today, including Maine VFW Legislative Chairman Steven SanPedro.
“Throughout Maine, the VFW advocates for patriots serving in our military today, those who served in the past, and military families,” said Senator Collins. “VFW members make a tremendous difference in the community through their hard work and devotion to service. I am proud to be a part of this great organization as a life member of the VFW Auxiliary in my hometown of Caribou. It is one of my top priorities to ensure that veterans have access to the benefits and resources they have earned through their service.”
Last week, Senator Collins introduced the Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities (AUTO) for Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation that would reduce the financial burden for severely disabled veterans who require special adaptive equipment to drive a motor vehicle. Senator Collins’ bill is a national VFW legislative priority.
The Department of Maine VFW, established in 1921, is a nonprofit veteran’s service organization for eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard, and reserve forces.