January 23, 2013 —
HARRISBURG, PA — Senator Lisa Baker retained her position as chair of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and is planning a busy schedule.
“There is a lot of important work to be done for our veterans, for emergency responders, and for community protection. The issues this committee handles involve concerns I hear about constantly, from families, from local officials and from service providers,” Baker said.
“We intend to aggressively follow up on the challenges facing many of our veterans—joblessness, homelessness, insufficient access to higher education, or job training. Although strengthened efforts by government and private organizations are producing some needed progress, the many returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq are going to place additional strain on the system. We have to be prepared to meet our obligations to those who have honorably served our nation,” she stated.