Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte; audio on Post Traumatic Stress Injury Day on June 27

Rep. Barrett, an Iraqi War veteran, talks about his House Resolution 353, which declares June 27th as Post Traumatic Stress Injury Day in Michigan.  Rep. Barrett says a reference to a stress injury, as opposed to a stress disorder, better reflects the reality of a situation experienced by thousands of Michiganders, both veterans and the…

Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Eaton County; audio on legislation on lasers and aircraft

Rep. Barrett, who currently serves in the Michigan Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot, talks about testimony in the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday on a two-bill package that will prohibit an individual from pointing a laser directly at, or in the path of, an aircraft.  Rep. Barrett says higher-capability lasers are posing…

Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville; audio on legislative package defining “veteran”

Rep. Barrett, the Chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, talks about how the Committee will begin work Thursday on a 17-bill package that will provide a uniform definition to the term “veteran.”  The definition currently varies from code to code in Michigan and sometimes differs from the Federal definition.  Rep. Barrett, a…