The Minnesota House has approved legislation that continues the commitment of caring for veterans. The Veterans and Military Omnibus bill passed the House on Friday with a 122-1 vote.
“I am the son, father and brother of veterans. I am a veteran,” said Representative Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook. “The sacrifice of veterans is deserving of every dollar we can provide.”
The bill provides $2.2 million to the Department of Military Affairs and an additional $52.351 to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Of those funds, $26 million will go toward construction and improvements to Veterans Homes in Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston.
“I am thankful that Bemidji and other cities in Minnesota will have the opportunity to care for and support veterans in their community,” Grossell said.
The bill will provide bonuses for gold star families and veterans who served following September 11, 2001.