While we can never satisfy the debt we owe America’s fallen heroes and their families, Congress must continue to put our troops, our veterans, and their families first. At a time when our service members are returning home from multiple wars and conflicts across the globe, we must provide veterans with the support they have rightfully earned. Our veterans have honorably served their country and it is time for their country to serve them.
Significant advancements have been made to improve veteran health care, family support, and educational and job opportunities but more needs to be done. That is why I will continue to support veterans’ issues in Congress.
I have cosponsored the Military Retiree Health Care Relief Act so our military retirees won’t have to worry about rising health care costs. This would allow a refundable tax credit for premiums paid to military retirees and their spouses or provide them with supplementary medical insurance under Medicare Part B of the Social Security Act. I have also cosponsored the Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that would amend retired veterans’ pay so that they could receive both retiree pay and disability compensation, while eliminating some restrictions in the current law.