As a disabled Veteran, I’ve experienced first hand many of the issues veterans and their loved ones face. I believe we must honor the brave men and women who defend our country not just with our words, but with our actions. Veterans in our district often have to travel too far for healthcare – I would have to travel almost an hour just to get to a VA approved hospital. The claims system and transition out process can be slow and ineffective. In fact, there are Vietnam Veterans who are just now getting the benefits they deserve. Many veterans struggle with mental health, homelessness, and challenges connecting to job retraining programs. I will work to improve these processes and cut through the red tape to make sure veterans and their families can easily connect to the services they need.