The sacrifice of our men and women serving in the Armed Forces is unequal to anything else. I hold in high esteem those brave men and women who put their lives on the front line for us every day, who protect our freedoms, and the freedoms of our allies.
We need to recognize the sacrifice of all of our military personnel by keeping better track of returning military personnel so they get the services they deserve. As a Member of Congress, I pledge to be a leader on veteran's issues and will work hard to see that the men and woman who give of themselves selflessly to the safety and security of our nation are cared for, as we have promised them.
I will support the Veterans Bill of Rights and similar legislation that will assist our veterans with transitional needs such as PTSD counseling, housing and employment in the private sector.
No law or regulation should ever permit us to shortchange our commitment to veterans--NOW or EVER.