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Veterans

As the daughter of a career servicemember who retired after more than 40 years in the United States Air Force, I know first-hand that supporting our veterans with world-class health care, strong pension benefits, and the tools to smoothly transition to civilian life are just as important as — and critical to — ensuring that we continue to have the strongest military in the world.

In the United States, those who have put themselves in harm’s way to protect their fellow Americans should never be without the care and support they need. Here’s my plan:

  Provide our veterans with the best possible care. The onus is on Congress to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs to succeed in delivering easy access to high-quality medical treatment and mental health care. In Congress, I have led efforts to support the VA, increase access to suicide prevention for veterans, invest in PTSD research, and make care for veterans more affordable.

  Protect the G.I. Bill. Congress must ensure the G.I. Bill — and the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which guarantees that all post-9/11 veterans have an opportunity to earn a college education — is continually appropriated the resources it needs to fund its goals.

  Support military families. I intimately know the tremendous sacrifices made by the loved ones of those in uniform. In Congress I have worked to support military spouses and children in their pursuit of education and jobs. I have voted to protect military families from fraud and to fund programs to get our veterans experiencing homelessness off the streets. My trip to the Middle East during the Christmas week of 2019 was incredibly eye-opening and helped me to understand the struggles that our troops face with child care and other family issues.

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