Veterans’ ‘wingman’ bill passes House

Note to military veterans: Rep. Steve Knight is one of your “wingmen.’’

By Kevin Kenney

Yes, that’s a metaphor for the support the Santa Clarita Republican has shown toward vets in his two-plus years in the House. But it took on a slightly more literal meaning this week when the House unanimously passed the “Wingman Act,” designed to help veterans more easily navigate the bureaucracy of filing claims with the Veterans Administration.

Knight was one of 174 co-sponsors, from both parties, of the bill — officially H.R. 512 and authored by Florida Republican Ted Yoho. It passed on Monday night.

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