Our armed service members put their lives on the line for our country every day, and they deserve to be taken care of when they return home. Too often, veterans return to a country that is not adequately prepared to help assimilate them back into civilian life. Many veterans are never able to receive healthcare – both mental and physical – which they need. As a member of both the Medicare for All and Military Mental Health Caucuses, I have been on the front lines of Congress fighting to guarantee our veterans the healthcare that they need.
I firmly believe that anyone who has served our country deserves to be treated with the utmost respect, but this is unfortunately not the case for many vets. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that over forty thousand veterans are homeless on any given night; to me, this is unacceptable. I decided to cosponsor the Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2019 because I believe that we can do better in providing our troops with a social and economic safety net once they come home.For more information concerning work and views related to Veterans, please contact our office.