As our troops fight courageously overseas, I will continue working to ensure they are provided with the tools necessary to accomplish their mission and that their families are taken care of back home. Our veterans have sacrificed a great deal for our freedom and we have a responsibility to care for them.

Throughout my career in the House of Representatives I have advocated and voted for several programs that were aimed at positively affecting the quality of life for our veterans. I will continue to work to ensure that our veterans are treated with the dignity and honor they deserve and that the Department of Veterans' Affairs is given the tools it needs to do its job, and do it well on behalf of our military men and women.