Rep. Shea-Porter bashes planned military cuts
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., speaks to veterans during an open house for veterans at the American Legion Frank E. Booma Post 6 in Portsmouth on Tuesday. (Gretyl Macalaster Photo)
"I don't think it is in our best interest to reduce the size of our troops so dramatically," Shea-Porter said.
"I am going to err on the side of strength. It's a caution I believe is warranted," Shea-Porter said.
In regards to services, Shea-Porter said New Hampshire does an excellent job taking care of the men and women who have served, and it is the responsibility of her and others to get the word out about the services and benefits that are available to help families when someone is deployed, to help veterans reintegrate and find jobs when they return from service, and to help veterans access health and other government benefits they are entitled to.
"There are still some who haven't been reached yet," Shea-Porter said.
"I have a lot of real work to do," she said.
Shea-Porter has been a longtime advocate for veterans and members of the military, co-sponsoring dozens of pieces of legislation in support of the military and veterans but said it would be up to them to decide in November if they will vote for her again.
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