America owes its veterans and their families an enormous debt of gratitude for putting themselves at risk to protect our rights and freedoms. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our lives, and for that, Americans will be forever grateful.
It is one of the highest priorities of the federal government to provide for the common defense of our country, which includes providing robust care for our veterans and their families. This starts with ensuring that preparations for any military action, regardless of size, includes consideration for the current and future needs of the service-members who will participate in those missions.
In recent years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been rightfully criticized for failing to meet the most basic standards that Americans expect for veterans. Senator Lee has worked to ensure that the VA is made accountable and able to exceed expectations in providing the benefits and care promised to veterans and their families. He has also sought to encourage the use of technological advances and new ideas to better provide services and resolve long-standing problems in the bureaucracy. This will ultimately give veterans more options for service and more control over their choices, while continuing to provide the military branches with the recruitment and retention tools they need to keep our forces in a high state of readiness.
Senator Lee has supported: