Lorton Letter: Advocating for Women and Children

Lorton Letter: Advocating for Women and Children

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor

Congresswoman Comstock is a proven leader and has a record of advocating on behalf of women and children. Having three children graduate from Fairfax County Public Schools, and a fourth following in their footsteps, I have seen firsthand the progress Congresswoman Comstock has made on behalf of education. As our Congresswoman, she passed bipartisan legislation on issues like human trafficking and STEM education for girls, while also instituting the successful Young Women Leadership program. She co-chaired a STARBASE caucus, bringing STEM education to all elementary school children and authored The Student Loan Relief Act,

helping college students refinance their loans.

Having a brother in law enforcement, I realize the importance of keeping our communities safe and congratulate Congresswoman Comstock for working with law enforcement and passing legislation to protect our children from the escalating drug and heroin epidemic. Not only is she on the front lines working to eradicate this epidemic, but she compassionately helps those families already affected by offering awareness programs and recovery services. Additionally, Congresswoman Comstock has co-sponsored legislation that focuses on earlier detection, better treatment, and faster cures for cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and heart disease.

With so many of our nation's finest military personnel living in our neighborhoods, Congresswoman Comstock has made our national security and caring for our veterans top priorities. She supported the necessary

increase in the defense budget and the prevention of the release of Guantanamo detainees. Equally important to Congresswoman Comstock is her commitment to our veterans. She will not let them be forgotten and

continues to honor them by co -sponsoring the Hire More Heroes Act, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act and the Border Jobs for Veterans Act.

Laura Murphy

Fairfax Station