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Issue Position: Honoring Our Veterans

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We owe no greater gratitude than that belonging to our nation's veterans. These service members have sacrificed their lives, comfort, and safety to fight for the continued security of our democracy. From World War II through Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and the current War on Terror, our veterans deserve the best that we can give to them.

Restoring Quality Healthcare for Veterans: Scott proudly voted in favor of legislation to restore much-needed health care coverage to many of America's Armed Forces retirees. He believes in expanding community-based outreach clinics to help make medical care more accessible and convenient to our nation's veterans. And to stand by our promises, Scott offered legislation to allow veterans to have prescriptions from their private doctor's filled by the Veterans Health Administration. Scott Garrett believes that if a private doctor prescribes medication for a veteran, that vet should be able to obtain it using the veteran's benefits he has earned. Additionally, to ensure that we continue to provide the best health care to our veterans, Scott Garrett supported increased funding for much needed VA medical research.

Expanding the Federal Burial Benefit: Supporting veterans' families is important to Scott. To honor our veterans, Scott offered legislation that helps the families of veterans by expanding the federal burial benefit to cover veterans buried in state veterans' cemeteries. Under this legislation, a veteran's family will not be forced to bear the burden of financing the burial if they wish to keep the family together in a state cemetery. A veterans' spouse and dependents would also be eligible for these benefits if they are buried with the veteran in a state cemetery.

Scott believes that we owe our nation's veterans the very best in care and support. They have fought on the behalf of our country and now it's time for us to fight for them. Rest assured that he will continue to work to protect and provide them with the security and support they need.

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