Veterans

As a military service veteran, I know firsthand the unmet needs of our nation's heroes. VA reform, while long overdue, is beginning to take shape. New VA policy for accountabilty needs to be followed by new options for education to ensure economic opportunity and greater healthcare choices for veterans.

More on Veterans

May 29, 2021 Press Release
"Memorial Day is more than a day off – it is a time for us to remember that America is the land of the free because it is the home of the brave. Each year, as we reflect on the blessings of our liberty, we must remember to all be faithful stewards of the freedom we have been granted. Let us never forget that we cannot rightfully celebrate the joy of our freedom without remembering the great price paid by our fallen heroes."
May 29, 2021 Press Release
“While we remember the battles won and lost and history records the highlights or war, we often lose the personal stories of the individuals who sacrificed so much on behalf of our nation. No matter your time in service, or your role in the military, all veteran stories are important. Our community is blessed with many veterans from across generations and it is my hope that you will all participate in the Veterans History Project to leave a legacy for your family and our nation.”
April 30, 2021 Press Release
“Serving our veterans is a top priority for our team, and my office is looking for a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran to serve as our Wounded Warrior fellow. Our district is honored to be home to over 74,000 veterans, and I look forward to partnering with the Wounded Warrior Foundation to provide this opportunity. This fellow would be an important asset in assisting our veterans with the many issues they face today while offering unique career training and an inside perspective of the nation’s legislative process.”
April 29, 2021 Press Release
“Our veterans sacrificed everything for our freedom, and they should not be subjected to burdensome fees to visit America’s military memorials or go on their own honor trips. I am honored to see this bipartisan legislation take the next step towards becoming law so we can properly honor our nation’s heroes.”
April 9, 2021 Press Release
“Often overlooked, veterans’ family members make a great sacrifice in service to our country. Unfortunately, without the necessary assistance, sometimes this sacrifice ends up in tragedy for family members, like Army Specialist Ashley M. Taylor, who took her own life after her husband, Army Private Bailey C. Taylor, committed suicide. We all need to come together to not only raise awareness for the mental health issues affecting our veterans and their families, but also to provide crucial resources to those in need so we can prevent another tragedy like this again.”
March 29, 2021 Press Release
“Our district is honored to be home to over 74,000 veterans, many of whom served in Vietnam. Unfortunately, these veterans did not receive the proper recognition they deserved when they arrived home from serving our country decades ago. Designating an official day of recognition for their service is a small step towards giving them the appreciation they deserve.”
February 12, 2021 Press Release
“This legislation would properly thank our nation’s heroes by giving them the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital on national honor buses and flights without the unnecessary paperwork and financial costs. The last thing veterans and their families should worry about are burdensome administrative fees when visiting memorials and monuments erected in their honor.”
February 7, 2021 Press Release
“At the young age of 16, George put everything on the line to serve our country, assist our allies, and defeat evil. Facing enemies in dark and light, from land to sea, he carried out his critical mission to defend democracy and lead the way to Allied victory. George truly embodies the spirit of the Greatest Generation – it was an honor for our office to be a part of this ceremony to recognize his lifetime of patriotism and valor.”
February 5, 2021 Press Release
“Our nation’s heroes deserve our support, and this legislation will alleviate some of the struggles they face. Every year I have been in elected office, I have filed bills to support our Veterans and their families because they gave up our freedom to defend ours. I am thankful for the progress we made in bettering life for our veterans so far, and I look forward to continuing that progress in the 117th Congress.”
February 1, 2021 Press Release
“Though we will never be able to fully repay our nation’s veterans, providing them with access to quality health care is a good place to start. The Veterans’ True Choice Act can deliver on this by offering new choices for our heroes to select local providers when necessary, and by preventing our veterans from being forced to travel hundreds of miles or wait for months to receive the care they deserve."