Veterans in state Legislature work to improve conditions for all vets

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Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights, and Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, both took their seats in November 2014, and they’re working hard toward a goal of improving veterans’ affairs here in Michigan.

Knezek and Barrett have already had the chance to work together on legislation seeking to extend rights to veterans who use service animals to manage the effects of post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

“Unfortunately here in the state of Michigan, veterans who use service animals are not a protected class,” Knezek says. “Rep. Barrett and I wanted to make sure that we could protect those veterans and allow them to transition healthily back home to the United States.”

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