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Tucker, Johnson, Holley & DeAngelo Legislation to Facilitate Relocation for Military Families Clears PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Gordon Johnson, Jamel Holley and Wayne DeAngelo to help provide military families with more flexibility regarding the use of their housing allowance when they receive orders to relocate recently was advanced by an Assembly committee.
"Oftentimes service in the military requires members to relocate with little or no prior notice, which puts a great deal of stress on military families," said Tucker (D-Essex). "By minimizing disruption to the lives of service members' spouses and children, this legislation will ensure that members can balance their commitments to both the military and their families."
Tucker, Johnson, Holley & Downey Legislation to Increase Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Gains Committee OKMeasure Would Make June 27 Annual 'Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day'
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Gordon Johnson, Jamel Holley and Joann Downey to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress injury, which affects millions of Americans, was advanced by an Assembly committee on Thursday.
"The combat-related post-traumatic stress America's veterans experience often is misunderstood and stigmatized in a nation that owes its freedom to them," said Tucker (D-Essex). "Raising post-traumatic stress awareness can help create a climate in which New Jersey's veterans feel more comfortable seeking help if they need it."
Tucker, Johnson, Holley & DeAngelo Measure to Help Ease Financial Burden for Families of Deceased Student Vets AdvancesResolution Urges Congress to Prevent IRS from Taxing Loan Forgiveness
Legislation Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker, Gordon M. Johnson, Jamel Holley and Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to help ease the financial burden incurred by the family of a deceased student veteran was advanced by an Assembly committee on Thursday.
The resolution (AR-135) would urge Washington officials to enact the "Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act," federal legislation that would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from collecting taxes on any amount of a student loan forgiven for a deceased veteran.
"Taxing loan forgiveness can be burdensome to family members, especially during their period of grief over the loss of a loved one," said Tucker (D-Essex). "This legislation is about making sure parents and any other parties who agreed to cosign on a loan for a student veteran do not experience additional suffering after the student's death."