ST. PAUL, MN— With a vote of 122-1, the Veterans and Military Affairs Omnibus bill passed the House.
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.
“Here we have a shining example of bipartisanship in action,” Representative Greg Boe, R-Chanhassen said. “We should all want to support our Veterans, our nation’s heroes, and I am thankful we all got behind this much-needed legislation.”
The bill will provide bonuses for gold star families and veterans who served following September 11, 2001.
As a legislator, Boe has supported veterans and the United States Military. This session, he co-sponsored a bill to allow cities $9,000 for Memorial Day Observances and he co-authored a bill to provide $26.5 million for Minnesota’s Military Readiness Centers. These centers provide resources for military members and families, and important training for soldiers.