Senator Klobuchar proposes credit monitoring services for all service members

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On Monday May 1st 2023, Senator Amy Klobuchar held a virtual press conference on new bipartisan legislation to provide credit monitoring services for all service members and their families.

The legislation was introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Steve Daines (R-MT).

The current law, known as the fair credit reporting act, provides a safety net for most but not for all uniformed services. The key to oversight is to expand the current law to include all service members.

She said, the brave men and women of the military represent the best of us and sacrifice so much in order to keep the country safe. “We need to make sure we’re doing all we can to support them.”

At the conference she also added “Now we know there is more that we have to do. That’s why I’ve led efforts to support our service members and their families and provide them with the full range of benefits they’ve earned. I’ve worked to expand that beyond the Yellow Ribbon program, which was pioneered by the Minnesota National Guard, cool fact”

The legislation is endorsed by twenty four of the military coalition’s service member organizations.

Last year, Klobuchar worked to successfully pass the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act, historic legislation that will deliver comprehensive relief to all generations of veterans who were exposed to toxins for the first time in our nation’s history.