Veteran’s Issues

Veteran’s Issues

2019-04-23T18:35:00+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Platform|

I didn’t serve in the military, but I have the utmost respect for those who have. As your Congressman, I will demonstrate that respect by fighting to protect and expand the VA’s ability to provide our veterans with their hard-earned benefits.

Our government makes a solemn promise to deliver healthcare, disability compensation, and other benefits (like education assistance and home loans) to the men and women who serve in our armed forces. Although it’s not perfect, the VA is still one of the best healthcare systems in the country by any available measure. We need to invest in the VA so that our veterans can get the benefits they earned without long waits or bureaucratic headaches.

As I’ve traveled around this district, I’ve also heard from veterans who are having trouble using the benefits they’ve earned (for example, transferring GI Bill benefits to their children), because of bureaucratic holdup and unresponsive legislators. If our government officials can’t prioritize the services that the best and bravest among us earned, then they need to be replaced.As your representative in Congress, I will fight like hell to get our veterans the benefits they earned, without hassles or delays.

One Comment

  1. John S O'Brien April 12, 2019 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Where do you stand on the Veterans Choice Program. Pelosi will not support making it permanent or expanding it.Do you know what this program is and why it is important, especially to veterans in rural communities.

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