CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT THE AMERICAN LEGION – BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION – H.R. 539

            Please join me in cosponsoring H. Res. 539, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the American Legion. As one of the foremost wartime veterans’ service organizations, the American Legion has advocated on behalf of a countless number
of veterans, servicemembers, families, and communities. Additionally, the Legion remains one of the most prominent organizations committed to mentoring youth, sponsoring community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, and furthering a long-lasting devotion
to men and women who served in uniform.

Read More

Hearing Invitation: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Bipartisan Member Day Hearing on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is hosting its Member Day Hearing on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., in room
210 of the House Visitors Center (HVC 210).  You are invited to testify on veterans’ issues within the Committee’s
jurisdiction
in the 116th Congress.  This hearing is an opportunity for Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to highlight specific legislation or issue(s) of importance to you, and your constituents.

Read More

Co-sponsor the Expanding Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 1963)

Veterans of all service eras often face a number of service-connected health conditions that require continuous treatment. As many as 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – nearly 20 percent of returning troops – are coming home with symptoms associated
with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression, according to a 2008 study by the RAND Corporation.[1]  Further, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 60 percent of veterans returning from the Middle East and 50 percent of older veterans
are managing chronic pain.[2] Repeated studies have shown that in response to this crisis, the VA increased the use of prescription medication for pain management.[3] Tragically, the agency treated more than 66,000 veterans with opioid-use disorders in Fiscal
Year 2016.

Read More

Cosponsor the Build a Better VA Act

I write to request your support for my bill, the Build a Better VA Act (H.R. 1722), which would modify the current process for approving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility leases.

Read More