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District Offices
DuBois Area Plaza, Suite 10
1221 East DuBois Avenue
DuBois, PA 15801
Phone: 814-375-4688
Fax: 814-375-5955
?Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

53 South St. Marys Street
Suite 2
St. Marys, PA 15857
Phone: 814-781-6301
Fax: 814-781-7213
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

315 East Market Street
Suite 100
Clearfield, PA 16830
Phone: 814-765-0593
Fax: 814-765-0592
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Capitol Office
Room 115, Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202075
Harrisburg PA 17120-2075
Phone: (717) 260-6142
Fax: (717) 782-2906
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gabler Veterans Legislation Headed to Governor’s Desk

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) that would help improve services provided by county veterans’ affairs directors in Pennsylvania is headed to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk after passage Monday by the state Senate.

“I wish to thank my colleagues in the Senate for acting on this legislation, which is well deserved by our servicemen and women,” said Gabler. “They have earned the right to have the highest level of care and services possible, and providing our county veterans’ affairs directors with additional opportunities to meet with their peers and obtain the latest information on state and federal laws allows them to do the best job for those who have given so much to our country.”

Under House Bill 755, the County Code is amended to make it easier for county veterans’ affairs directors to attend annual statewide association meetings and stay up to date on the latest veterans programs. Similar legislation was first introduced in 2006 by state Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean).

“Annual meeting attendance is essential for county officers to maintain close working relationships with their peers, and most importantly, to obtain a greater understanding of various program changes or enhancements so that they can better meet the individual needs of the veterans and their families who depend on their expertise,” said Rapp. “This issue was brought to my attention by Warren County Veterans Affairs Director Edgar Burris several years ago. I am pleased to see that what began as a local issue is continuing to receive bipartisan support at the state level as well. This is truly another tangible example of putting constituent input into legislative action.”

“As a captain in the U S. Army Reserve, I am honored to offer legislation which enables county directors to be even better prepared to lead veterans through a system that is unfortunately very complicated and laden with red tape and bureaucracy,” Gabler added. “House Bill 755 affords our county officials the opportunity to stay up to date on current laws and regulations for the benefit of the men and women who rely so heavily on them.”

State Representative Matt Gabler
75th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Scott Little

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