According to a new Senate bill, Free Veterans from Fees Act, veterans will no longer have to pay fees to hold special events at war memorials in Washington D.C. US Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL)helped passed the bipartisan veteran bill.
This bill pulled together Senators from all sides of the political aisle, such as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and was successfully passed this week.
“This legislation is simple: veterans should not have to pay fees to hold special events at memorials that are meant to honor them,” Rubio said. “Veterans sacrificed so much to serve our country, and waiving these administrative fees is the least we can do to thank them for their service.”
Senator Scott also mentioned that we, "owe them [veterans] endless gratitude for their dedicated service to our great nation. That is why I am proud to support the Free Veterans from Fees Act so that we can give back to the brave men and women in uniform who have given so much to our country.”
Scott was adamant about this bill's passing, and even took to Twitter today to boast about the passing of the bipartisan legislation:
We owe our veterans endless gratitude for their selfless service. I was proud to join @marcorubio & our colleagues to support this good bill so we can cut fees for the brave men & women who’ve given so much to our country. https://t.co/PFJeerNine
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) November 21, 2021
US Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) also chimed in, stating that he was, "honored that Senator Rubio is championing my legislation in the Senate to free our veterans from these unnecessary fees and make their lives a little easier."