Keeping Promises Make to our Veterans
Keeping our nation’s commitment to those who served and fought to protect our freedoms is a national priority.
Promises were made to our veterans and those promises must be kept.
Since I was first elected to Congress, record levels of support has been provided for veterans’ services. And I voted to modernize GI benefits for veterans and their families, create the Wounded Warriors program and expand concurrent receipt.
I helped establish an outpatient veterans clinic in Yakima, an improved facility is open in the Tri-Cities and I worked across the aisle to get a new VA clinic built in Wenatchee.
That said, I recognize that even more must be done to ensure that veterans living in rural areas have access to hometown health care.
I support plans to enable the VA to partner with local medical centers, clinics and hospitals to serve rural veterans who are currently forced to drive too far and wait too long to receive care at the VA medical center.
I’m committed to providing our veterans with greater access to the quality health care and benefits they deserve.