Issue Position: Standing Up for Our Troops and Veterans
One of Kirsten Gillibrand's highest honors in Congress is using her position on the Armed Services Committee to advocate on behalf of our nation's troops and veterans. She has sponsored several pieces of legislation to help strengthen our military and support our veterans by providing them with the benefits they have earned.
Kirsten believes that a strong military is essential to defeating terrorists around the world and favors setting a notice period for redeployment of combat troops from Iraq to refocus on fighting emerging terrorist threats in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Congresswoman Gillibrand has twice voted to raise troop pay, while voting against increasing her own salary. In addition, Kirsten has voted to shorten troop deployment lengths to help keep our military strong.