ICYMI: Ashby Calling for Restoration of $6 Million in Budget for Veterans Programs

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) hosted a “Voices for Veterans” press conference today in the State Capitol. He brought together veterans, veteran service administrators and his legislative colleagues to call for the restoration of $6 million in budget funding for veterans, including $4 million for the Joseph P. Dwyer peer counseling program.

“Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much to serve and protect our great nation. They have more than earned our support – this is why I am fighting to restore $6 million in funding for veterans programs,” said Ashby, the ranking Minority member on the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “Every year the governor tries to chip away at funding for veterans – funding that provides mental health services and critical help with the transition to civilian life. We won’t let him get away with it. New York must restore its support and commitment to veterans now.”

Editor’s Note: B-roll from Assemblyman Ashby’s press conference may be downloaded at this link: https://youtu.be/EPs3PPz-8nw