More veterans would be allowed to shop at discounted on-base stores under legislation introduced Thursday in the Senate.
Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018 to extend commissary and exchange benefits to more veterans. The bill would open eligibility to shop at commissaries to all Purple Heart recipients, Medal of Honor recipients, former prisoners of war and veterans with disabilities connected to their military service. It would also extend eligibility to veteran caregivers.
Original article source: https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2018/7/stars-stripes-senators-introduce-bill-to-extend-commissary-exchange-privileges-to-more-veterans | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council