Congressman Scalise believes we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our nation's veterans. Throughout American history, the men and women of the armed forces have answered their nation's call to battle. These men and women have bravely sacrificed for their country and defended its freedom while risking their lives and livelihoods. Congressman Scalise is grateful for the courage veterans have displayed and the sacrifices they have made in order to protect America and its freedom.
Scalise has made protecting and providing for America's veterans a top priority. He is working to ensure that veterans receive the benefits they deserve and access to quality healthcare. Congressman Scalise believes the Veterans' Affairs (VA) Health Care System should be fully funded and should provide the best care available for America's veterans. America's veterans have served their country with honor; it is only fitting that Congress serve them with the same honor.
Congressman Scalise has introduced and passed a resolution honoring America's World War II veterans. H. Res. 1235 expresses support for the designation of National D-Day Remembrance Day, and recognizes the spirit, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women who fought and won World War II. It also honors the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. H. Res. 1235 passed the House of Representatives 406-0 on June 11, 2008.
Congressman Scalise has cosponsored H.R. 3047, the Veterans Claims Processing Innovation Act. This legislation seeks to improve the processing of claims for benefits administered by VA so veterans will receive the benefits in a more efficient manner. Scalise also cosponsored H. Res. 336, a resolution honoring the sacrifices and contributions made by disabled American veterans.