Whether or not we agree on when to send our troops into combat, we all have a duty to protect and care for our veterans when they return home.
The men and women who chose to risk their lives for our country have a right to health care, affordable housing, and higher education as they pursue civilian life in the United States. The families of our veterans deserve support pre- and post-deployment to ensure the best possible transition. If elected to Congress, I will work to:
- Protect the reforms of the Veteran’s Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act to ensure all veterans have timely access to health care.
- Streamline and fully fund the Dept. of Veteran Affairs to improve the compensation claims process and ensure the highest quality of care is provided.
- Oppose all efforts to privatize the VA.
- Expand access to higher education and affordable housing post-deployment, including by integrating the benefits of the post-9/11 G.I. into a lasting social contract.