My father is a Veteran. He raised me to honor our country, our flag and our military men and women. That's why I was proud to vote for the Kansas Military Bill of Rights which provides tuition assistance, emergency financial support and expanded insurance coverage to military members and their families.
I was also proud to vote for the Funeral Privacy Act of 2007 to keep Fred Phelps and his appalling messages of hate away from the mourning families of fallen soldiers.
As important as these two pieces of legislation have been, there is more we must do to honor our veterans. Currently, Kansas has only one veteran's service representative for every 11,000 veterans. As a result, many veterans are not getting the services and information they need in a timely and efficient manner. That's why making the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs more responsive and effective will be a priority of my administration.