It isn’t enough to thank veterans for their service; we must match our gratitude with action. I’m proud to have recently helped pass legislation into law that’s making it easier for veterans to get medical care, but there’s still more work to do to provide every veteran with the health care they need. I’m working to digitize important documents, such as DD-214s, that veterans need to access the health care benefits they’ve earned. I’m also championing efforts to improve mental health care access, including streamlining crisis prevention efforts.
We need to better support veterans readjusting to civilian life. I have a bipartisan bill that would make it easier for veteran-owned small businesses to receive federal contracts. I’m also pushing the administration to take further action against predatory mortgage lenders saddling veterans with overpriced, cash-out mortgages. And I’m working to crack down on fraudulent organizations that have stolen millions from veterans by posing as charities.