Updated 08/07/2012 04:40 PM
Congresswoman Buerkle visits Auburn Rotary
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AUBURN, N.Y. -- Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle made her way to Auburn Tuesday to visit the Auburn Rotary Club.
Buerkle will run for re-election in the new 24th Congressional district, which includes Cayuga County.
At the Rotary Club luncheon, she addressed veteran services like health and mental health care and veteran jobs.
On Monday, President Obama passed a bill containing many components to help and honor veterans. The bill also included legislation from Buerkle to prevent veteran sexual assault.
"It's the right thing to do for veterans. And it really addresses so many needs. It has my component in it which addresses sexual assault, but there's educational components, there's employment components. So it's just the right thing to do for veterans," Buerkle said.
Buerkle also visited Auburn's Case Mansion following the Rotary Club meeting.
Buerkle will be challenged this fall by former democratic congressman Dan Maffei and Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum.