Bill Authored By Sens. Becker, Glick to Strengthen Hoosier Women Veterans’ Program Passes Committee


STATEHOUSE (Jan. 20, 2015) — A bill authored by State Sens. Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) and Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) that would strengthen the Hoosier Women Veterans’ Program passed the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military today by a 7-0 vote. SB 424 now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

This measure would require the director of the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to designate a coordinator for the Hoosier Women Veterans’ Program. The DVA’s Women Veterans’ Program is devoted to helping women veterans access resources and services available to them through the State of Indiana and the federal government.

“This program needs a strong leader to ensure women veterans are given the attention they deserve,” Becker said. “The role of women in the military continues to grow and their gender-specific needs should be addressed appropriately.”

“Female veterans are often unaware of the benefits and services available to them and we want to make sure they have the help they need when returning to civilian life,” Glick said. “To do that successfully, women veterans should be given particular consideration, attention and the best possible care.”

Currently, over 33,000 female veterans reside in Indiana who have served in every war period, including World War II. For more information on the DVA’s Women Veterans’ Program, click here.