There are many veterans that live in our district and their issues are important to me and to my work in Congress.
I believe that the United States has a sacred obligation to fully support our troops on the battlefield and in their return to civilian life. I am working to ensure that America honors its commitment to our veterans and their families. I am assessing the federal budget in light of the national debt, and I am carefully considering how to best keep the promises made to veterans while facing this fiscal crisis.
I have cosponsored legislation such as H.R. 1297, the Ensuring Pay for our Military Act to guarantee that our military get paid in the instance of a government shutdown. I am also cosponsoring H.R. 2369, the American Legion Charter Modernization Act to show my support for veterans. Additionally, I voted in favor of H.R. 2646, the Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act, which passed the House on September 20th and became public law on October 5th, 2011.
For more information concerning my work and views on Veterans' issues, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback.
See also information on veterans benefits.