FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 22, 2014
CONTACT: Alex Roth, 619-228-3253San Diego – Rep. Scott Peters received a major endorsement today from VETERANS’ VISION, a national publication that advocates for military veterans.“With all that he has done within his first term, Scott Peters has proven to be a true champion for veterans,” the publication announced today.VETERANS’ VISION cited Peters’ work on issues ranging from launching the Military Transition Support Project, which helps veterans transition into civilian life, to making education more affordable to veterans. Peters was instrumental in helping pass a bill, since signed into law by the president, that begins the process of reforming the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.VETERANS’ VISION looked hard at both candidates before endorsing Peters.“Having experience in environmental, economic and legal fields, Congressman Scott Peters is the well-rounded advocate veterans need,” the publication said. “Placing veterans’ issue as a top priority is exactly why many veterans proudly vouch for him.”Peters thanked VETERANS’ VISION for taking the time to extensively review the records of both candidates.“I’m extremely proud of my work on behalf of veterans and making sure our nation honors its sacred promises to them,” Peters said. “I’m honored that VETERANS’ VISION has taken the time to look closely at this race and give me their support.”VETERANS’ VISION press release is below:Falls Church, Virginia – The long established national VETERANS’ VISION publication put its hard-earned credibility behind Scott Peters today, fighting in support of his election to the United States House of Representatives.Having experience in environmental, economic, and legal fields, Congressman Scott Peters is the well-rounded advocate veterans need. Placing veterans’ issues as a top priority is exactly why many veterans proudly vouch for him. He is in the Armed Services Committee, and is known for reaching across the aisle to get what veterans’ deserve. Peters has cosponsored numerous acts such as Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act, Retired Pay Restoration Act, GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act, and has introduced the Veteran Employment Transition Act along with other acts.Congressman Peters has also been an instrumental part in developing and launching the Military Transition Support Project, which helps veterans transition into civilian life. With all that he has done within his first term, Scott Peters has proven to be a true champion for veterans.Scott Peters affirmed the Veteran’s Bill of Rights (VBOR) which states that 1) Veterans are a top priority; 2) He supports reducing the wait time on disability claims from the current 273 day average to 125; 3) The VA should negotiate for its procurement services, and 4) The VA should fill out all possible insurance claims owed to it.Since 1993, the VETERANS’ VISION has harnessed the power of the media on behalf of American Veterans, by keeping the elected officials’ ‘feet to the fire.’ Two U.S. Presidents, four Presidential candidates, ten Cabinet Secretaries, 20 Presidential appointees to the DoD, and over 120 Members of Congress have contributed original articles to the publication. Every two years, the most carefully read portion of the publication is the section on endorsements for federal office.In addition to its national circulation, the publication has been handed out by the tens of thousands at the last ten national party conventions. Endorsements by the publication have proven to be highly coveted, and some can be viewed by web searching “The VETERANS’ VISION publication endorsements.” The website also includes photographs and past covers from the master cartoonist, Bruce Norris.Featuring articles of interest to veterans and non-veterans alike, the publication focuses the experience and dedication of our country’s leaders on the challenges facing our nation.