Issue Position: Better Assisting our Military Veterans
In Congress, there is a need for more veterans fighting for veterans.
I will take an active approach to provide our returning warriors who have both physical and psychological wounds, the best health care and services we can provide. As a veteran myself, I will always fight for the needs of our bravest men and women, who put their lives on the line to protect and guarantee our freedom and liberties.
It is entirely unacceptable that disability claims are at an all-time high; soldiers are returning from combat with undiagnosed and untreated signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; veterans make up more than 1/4 of our nation's homeless; and wait times at VA clinics throughout our nation are unacceptably too long.
We must ensure that the mistakes of Walter Reed are never repeated. Nothing bothers me more then when our leaders in Congress engage in Washington's age-old "Monday morning quarterbacking," focused solely on placing blame, while our heroes languish with sub par care. This old way of doing business won't cut it anymore. I will work tirelessly to confront the ways of Washington bureaucrats and effect real change for our veterans.