U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown sits down for Q&A with Register

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown sits down for Q&A with Register

Sandusky Register – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown 100 percent supports President Barack Obama’s decision to pull soldiers from Iraq and end a war campaign that began a decade ago.

He would also welcome a similar resolution in Afghanistan.

Brown offered his opinions on war, politics and aiding veterans in an exclusive interview with the Register earlier this week.

Q: After war, many veterans struggle upon re-entering society as they deal with injuries, homelessness and post-traumatic stress disorder. What are you and the U.S. Senate specifically doing to combat this?

SB: The Department of Defense and the VA (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs) knows veterans are returning home the moment they get home. One of the things we have done is better connect the two so they’re talking to each other. We also want the VA to get the men and women coming home from overseas screened and tested for head injuries or potential post-traumatic stress disorder. We’re also working to ensure veterans receive the reimbursements they’re entitled to and have better care.

Q: What can the average American do to support veterans returning back to the U.S.?

SB: A lot of politicians vote to fund wars, but they’re not willing to support veterans. The more people in Sandusky, Monroeville, Bellevue and Huron that speak out and support our veterans, the better Congress will respond.

To read more of Brown’s answers to other questions, pick up Friday’s Register.

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