2023-2024 Government Relations Committee
The purpose of the Government Relations Committee (GRC) is to improve and maintain survivor benefits and eliminate benefit inequities. GRC is comprised of volunteers from each of the 8 Regions of GSW.
The GRC provides both oral and written testimony when requested to Congressional committees regarding benefits for both survivors and their families.
Questions, concerns, and ideas regarding our benefits are welcomed and encouraged from all members of GSW. Please contact your GRC Region Representative(s) with questions or ideas for the GRC. Please refer to your GSW Directory for email.
Donna Eldrige and Pam Laurion are the co-chairs for the Government Relations Committee (GRC) for Gold Star Spouses. At the 2023 Convention, the membership voted for the following goals:
1. Increase in Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
2. Elimination of the Remarriage Penalty
3. Suicide Prevention and expedition of claims