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Next Congress will have fewer veterans

Come January, fewer lawmakers on Capitol Hill will have served in the military than in
previous cycles, continuing a trend that is decades in the making. But those who have
served will generally be younger, and more diverse.   The coming Congress will include
at least 80 veteran lawmakers in total, 15 of whom will be newcomers.   in the early
1970s, at least 70% of lawmakers in both chambers were veterans. Today, about 15%
of lawmakers have served in the military.

The Aid & Attendance Benefit

Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a
tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance provided by the Department of Veteran
Affairs.   The Benefit, part of the Veterans Benefit Program, is designed to provide
financial aid to help offset the cost of long-term care for those who need assistance
with the daily activities of living such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and
transferring.   American Veterans Aid, a private company, is dedicated to helping war
era veterans and their surviving spouses receive this Benefit which they so deserve.