America owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to all who voluntarily risk their lives to protect our nation and safeguard our freedoms. As a 26-year Navy veteran, I understand the challenges our veterans face. They deserve strong advocates who will work diligently to ensure they receive the benefits they earned.

It is critical that Congress works with the Department of Veterans Affairs – and holds them accountable – to ensure the promises made to our veterans are kept. Our former service members deserve access to quality care and benefits in a timely and consistent manner. This includes the best resources available to support them during their transition from active duty and in their post-military lives.

As a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs, I will continue working for the best use of our limited resources to maximize assistance for our nation’s veterans.

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