Happy Thanksgiving!

Congressman Bob Goodlatte
2017-11-23 15:14:03
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Thanking Those Who Serve It's a question we often hear at Thanksgiving: what are you thankful for? Whether you're sitting down with loved ones over a meal, gathering in a place of worship, or watching your football team play with a leftover turkey sandwich in hand, we have a great deal to be thankful for as Americans. For the freedoms we cherish and our security from foreign threats, it's our men and women in uniform � both past and present � who we owe a debt of gratitude. Part of saying thank you to our Armed Forces is ensuring they have the tools needed to protect our country and themselves. Today, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines confront threats on numerous fronts, and they are often asked to do more with less. It is the responsibility of Congress to provide them with the appropriate resources. After working through differences between House and Senate legislation in a conference committee, the House of Representatives recently passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense, with overwhelming bipartisan support. <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/Customers/VA06BG/NDAA2017.p ng> As a member of the conference committee, I supported this bill to set the stage for making necessary investments to rebuild our military strength. The NDAA authorizes funding to help the military restore aging infrastructure. It also includes the largest pay raise for our troops in eight years. Additionally, the NDAA makes the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance program, a special life insurance program benefiting the spouses and dependents of our men and women in uniform, permanent. These payments are made to more than 60,000 Americans whose military spouse has passed away, either during active duty or after their retirement from military service. Earlier this month, the House passed more than a dozen bills to make sure our veterans receive the service, care, and respect they deserve. Click here <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=14289.6114332.3011738.7665219&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fgo odlatte.house.gov%2fnews%2fdocumentsingle.aspx%3fDocumentID%3d1044&redir _log=639882311882465> to read more in my weekly column. As we observe this season of thanksgiving, I hope you'll join me in saying thank you to America's heroes and the families they leave behind during the holidays. Congress can do its part by getting this legislation signed into law, but we all have a role in thanking our troops and the veterans who have served the cause of freedom for generations. For the blessing it is to live in this great country and to represent Virginia's Sixth District, I say thank you. Grateful for Those Giving Back It's always uplifting to hear the many stories of those in the community taking time to give back during the holidays and throughout the year. Great work by students in the central Valley who helped to feed 450 families <iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=14289.6114332.3011738.7665219&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww dailyprogress.com%2fnewsvirginian%2flifestyles%2fgiving-thanks-giving-b ack%2farticle_3aecc754-cfd1-11e7-8e9b-c3e915fbf639.html&redir_log=744386 538489851> this Thanksgiving through the Needy Project. 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Happy Thanksgiving!

From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Thanking Those Who Serve

It’s a question we often hear at Thanksgiving: what are you thankful for? Whether you’re sitting down with loved ones over a meal, gathering in a place of worship, or watching your football team play with a leftover turkey sandwich in hand, we have a great deal to be thankful for as Americans. For the freedoms we cherish and our security from foreign threats, it’s our men and women in uniform – both past and present – who we owe a debt of gratitude. 

Part of saying thank you to our Armed Forces is ensuring they have the tools needed to protect our country and themselves. Today, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines confront threats on numerous fronts, and they are often asked to do more with less. It is the responsibility of Congress to provide them with the appropriate resources. After working through differences between House and Senate legislation in a conference committee, the House of Representatives recently passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense, with overwhelming bipartisan support. 

As a member of the conference committee, I supported this bill to set the stage for making necessary investments to rebuild our military strength. The NDAA authorizes funding to help the military restore aging infrastructure. It also includes the largest pay raise for our troops in eight years. Additionally, the NDAA makes the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance program, a special life insurance program benefiting the spouses and dependents of our men and women in uniform, permanent. These payments are made to more than 60,000 Americans whose military spouse has passed away, either during active duty or after their retirement from military service. 

Earlier this month, the House passed more than a dozen bills to make sure our veterans receive the service, care, and respect they deserve. Click here to read more in my weekly column.

As we observe this season of thanksgiving, I hope you’ll join me in saying thank you to America’s heroes and the families they leave behind during the holidays. Congress can do its part by getting this legislation signed into law, but we all have a role in thanking our troops and the veterans who have served the cause of freedom for generations. For the blessing it is to live in this great country and to represent Virginia’s Sixth District, I say thank you.

Grateful for Those Giving Back

It's always uplifting to hear the many stories of those in the community taking time to give back during the holidays and throughout the year. Great work by students in the central Valley who helped to feed 450 families this Thanksgiving through the Needy Project. The Lynchburg Sheriff's office is partnering with local businesses to bring Thanksgiving to those in need. Educators in Warren County are going the extra mile to deliver turkeys to students. Congratulations to Roanoke Police Department Capt. Rick Morrison and Pam Irvine, president and CEO of Feeding America Southwest Virginia, on being named in Southern Living's list of Southerners of the Year

Shop Small Business Saturday 

Don't forget to visit the many small businesses in communities throughout the Sixth District on Saturday! 

 

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