One of the greatest responsibilities this country has is to ensure our members of the military are cared for while on active duty but also during their retirement. Our military retirees gave a career of service to their country, risked their lives in combat and separation from their families. Because of their great sacrifice for our country, we should not go back on our promises for their honorable service. As your Member of Congress, I will always work to make certain our veterans receive the greatest possible care.
I introduced legislation that provides veterans more time to notify the Department of Veterans Affairs if they are admitted to and are receiving emergency care at a non-VA facility, and cosponsored legislation to ensure no current service member loses their VA benefits if they choose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Serving in the military creates a special bond, even among those who never served together. There is no one who understands the struggles veterans can go through more than a fellow veteran. That is why I cosponsored the Supporting Every at-Risk Veteran In Critical Emergencies Act which would provide grants for local law enforcement to create veteran response teams for veterans with mental health and drug addiction emergencies.
Legislation Sponsored and Co-Sponsored in the 117th Congress.