One GOP Texas congressman has come up with a reason why citizens might actually want to pay more for U.S. postage stamps.
Outliers: A new stamp of support for vets
In time for Veterans Day last week, Rep. Michael Burgess, a physician, introduced the Veterans Health Care Stamp Act, which aims to provide additional funding for veteran healthcare services. As part of the act, an optional, first-class postage stamp will be available at a slightly higher cost than the typical first-class rate. Funds raised through stamp purchases will then be sent to a program in the Veterans Affairs Department to increase access to care for the nation's veterans. The American Red Cross and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association have endorsed the legislation.
“The Veterans Health Care Stamp Act is built upon the notion that Americans are a patriotic and proud group that, when given the opportunity, will support the health of our nation's veterans,” Burgess said. “This bill gives each American the opportunity to directly support America's bravest men and women.”
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