Elizabeth Dole Foundation
Hidden Heroes Caregiver Journey Map Campaign for Inclusive Care
November 23, 2015

Public Leaders Continue to Respond

Public Leaders Continue to Respond
Elizabeth Dole Foundation fellows in front of the Capitol building

One of the newest members of the Hidden Heroes Congressional Caucus for Military and Veteran Caregivers honored the military community on Veterans Day by announcing new legislation to assist military and veteran caregivers. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, whose New York district includes the community of Fort Drum, was inspired take action on this issue after listening to the concerns and ideas of Dole Caregiver Fellow Teresa Henning. She introduced the “Support Our Military Caregivers” Act, which permits independent contractor reviews of key VA evaluations regarding veteran and caregiver benefits. Read the official announcement here.