Issue Position: Veterans
Nebraska has a long and proud tradition of military service. Since our state's founding, our sons and daughters have served with valor in America's wars. I, like many Americans, know that our freedom depends on men and women who make serious sacrifices to preserve the American way of life. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice. They, like their comrades who came home, are an indelible part of our national history, and thus part of us all.
We have a duty to remember those who fell. But we have another, equally pressing duty: to support those who survived. The veterans of America's wars have earned the gratitude of a nation; in return, that nation must support and protect them, as they have protected us. As a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, I will help ensure that those who have served our country receive the benefits and health care they need to thrive.