Supporting Our Veterans

Keeping the promise to our veterans

I voted to strengthen and improve the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA).

Our brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom deserve our full support when they return home. I voted to improve access to high-quality healthcare, reduce wait times and provide $5 billion to recruit more doctors, nurses and other medical professional for our returning veterans.

I’ve fought to expand education for our veterans.

I supported and voted for the New G.I. Bill that provides tuition relief, job training, and related incentives to our returning veterans. Since the passage of this law, Congress has provided a framework to reward returning military personnel for their service to our country.

I believe in giving tax cuts for hiring veterans.

I voted to provide employers incentives to hire unemployed veterans and supported both the Returning Heroes Tax Credit, giving employers a tax credit to hire unemployed veterans and the Wounded Warriors Tax Credit, which gives employers a tax credit for hiring veterans with disabilities who have been unemployed for six months or more.

Ensuring the health of our veterans.

I am constantly working to improve healthcare services and policies for our veterans. I am  leading the fight against the military disposing toxic chemicals in open air burn pits, a hazard that can cause serious respiratory problems for the service members exposed to the fumes.