Scott and Rubio Pass Bipartisan Bill for Veterans

Scott and Rubio Pass Bipartisan Bill for Veterans

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
November 22, 2021

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:

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."

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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