Rep. Piluso: House Bill Establishes a Women Veterans Coordinator

pilussopicRep. Carla Piluso (D-Gresham) has introduced a bill to establish a Women Veterans Coordinator at the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The coordinator would help female vets and their families access their benefits. Out of the 331,632 veterans living in Oregon, 28,483 are women. Vets are entitled to a variety of medical, educational, housing, and other support services, but many female vets are not taking advantage of these. In 1994, Congress established the Center for Women Veterans, and today almost all states have State Women Veterans Coordinators, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs.