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Issue Position: Veterans -- Our Nation's Heroes

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As a member of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations, Senator Davis is a recognized champion on behalf of our nation's heroes living in Texas. Senator Davis helped create the "Veteran's Cash" $2 scratch-off lottery ticket that provides funding for veteran services in Texas, such as counseling services and job placement assistance. In 2011, Senator Davis advanced several bills into law supporting veterans living in Texas. A bill that she co-authored and was later approved by voters in November 2011 now extends property tax exemptions for 100 percent disabled veterans to a surviving spouse of the veteran. Senator Davis also championed a law that protects veterans funding, ensuring that money dedicated to veteran services is not "swept away" to help balance the state's budget. In her first legislative session in 2009 she co-authored a bill that created Veteran's Courts in Texas -- which are diversion programs for veterans suffering from combat-related head injuries or post traumatic stress disorders who are facing low-level criminal charges in our court system. The programs have given many veterans a second chance.

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