My Position on Veterans
We owe our American heroes an unpayable debt of gratitude. They have given themselves to preserve the blessings of liberty we enjoy, and their uncommon sense of duty has led to uncommon acts of service. We must keep our promises to those who have worn the uniform and bear the scars of defending this nation. Veterans in our community have repeatedly spoken to me about the challenges of transitioning from active duty to civilian life, and I am committed to helping them in every way possible.
I am proud to have supported several important bills to improve transition services and support veterans’ healthcare since taking office. I reintroduced the Improving Confidence in Veterans’ Care Act, which will protect veterans from unlicensed doctors practicing medicine at VA facilities. Improving services for homeless veterans, ensuring care for veterans suffering mental illness, and allowing veterans access to health savings accounts are also common-sense solutions that we need to pass.
In addition, my office is a resource to help navigate the federal bureaucracy. While I work with veterans’ groups to find ways to improve the process and quality of care, my staff and I continue to assist local veterans with the current system to resolve claims, track down records, and even obtain long-overdue medals and commendations. If you or a veteran you know needs assistance working with the VA or another federal agency, please call (361) 894-6446 or reach out through our “Help with a Federal Agency” page. While we cannot guarantee a specific outcome, we will work our hardest to make sure you are receiving the care and attention you deserve.