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VOTE 2010: Veterans of Foreign Wars PAC endorses McIntyre

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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Political Action Committee Board of Directors has endorsed Congressman Mike McIntyre for re-election.

The VFW-PAC endorsed Congressman McIntyre because of specific legislation that he strongly supported regarding veterans rights and benefits, as well as his unyielding stance on national security issues.

As a senior member of the House Committee on Armed Services, Congressman McIntyre is a leading champion for our military veterans and retirees. He has fought for strengthened health benefits for our veterans and retirees, and the right of veterans to receive retirement pay along with disability pay.

Congressman McIntyre successfully fought for additional veterans clinics throughout the district, including the new V.A. Super Clinic to be opened in New Hanover County and the V.A. Outreach Clinic to be located in Brunswick County.

Additionally, Congressman McIntyre authored the Veterans Outreach Improvement Act, which passed unanimously in the U.S. House during the 110th and 111th Sessions of Congress. The bill would allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to partner with state and local governments, through grant opportunities, and to reach out to veterans and their families in ensuring they receive the benefits for which they are eligible and assist them in completing their benefits claims.

Congressman McIntyre was named “National Legislator of the Year” for veterans in 2008 by the National Association of County Veterans’ Service Officers.

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