Our veterans have played a crucial, historic role in protecting our freedom and advancing democracy worldwide. Time and again, they have opposed tyranny in the never-ending effort to defend and promote American values.
I am working to properly honor veterans by:
* Authoring and passing legislation to dramatically improve prescription drug benefits for Medicare-eligible military retirees and their dependents.
* Coauthoring and helping pass TRICARE For Life health coverage and key reforms in TRICARE.
* Cosponsoring legislation allowing for concurrent receipt of military retirement benefits and disability benefits.
* Supporting and achieving funding increases in VA programs, including a 50 percent increase in both overall veterans funding and veterans health care funding.
* Cosponsoring legislation to strengthen the Survivor Benefits Program.