I know that our freedom would not be possible without the prior service of veterans and our brave armed forces stationed around the world today. I am extremely grateful for the hard work and sacrifice of the men and women who have served and those who continue to serve our country. That is why taking care of our veterans and active servicemen and women should be a top priority for decision makers in our government.
After meeting with many members of the Armed Forces and veterans here in southwest Florida, I understand the sacrifices that our servicemen and women have made. I will make sure we hold the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accountable to ensure it responds to the needs of our veterans in a timely manner. I am committed to making sure our veterans receive the highest quality healthcare available, whether through the VA or private facilities.
I proudly co-sponsored H.R. 512, the WINGMAN Act, which would help speed up the VA claims process. I voted for both H.R. 27, the Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act, which will ensure greater service from VA employees, and H.R. 244, the HIRE Vets act, which will help our veterans get jobs after their service. I will continue to support our veterans throughout my time in Congress.