Supporting Our Veterans

Providing for our nation’s armed forces, both veterans and active duty, should be a top priority for our leaders. Unfortunately, they are often overlooked. As a Navy veteran, I know firsthand the difficulties our men and women in uniform face. In Congress, I will work to expand and improve our VA care facilities that provide life-saving services throughout Kansas and the country. I will support medical marijuana as a treatment for our veterans who self-medicate with opioids, alcohol, and other dangerous substances. I will fight to enhance the military child tax credit so that our young military families can make ends meet when they are stationed in areas without much economic opportunity. I will push to pass legislation enhancing health care services and disability benefits for many vets exposed to toxic substances in Iraq and Afghanistan. I and I will advocate to allow Tricare dependents to stay on their parent’s policy until they are 26 without a premium increase – just like the children of civilians.

 

I know that transitioning away from active duty can be challenging. That is why I will work to make sure that if you receive training for a skill in the military, it will transition over to civilian life – allowing our veterans to qualify for work that will support their families. I will never stop fighting to make sure that hardworking military families like mine receive all the benefits they have earned by putting their lives on the line for our country.

Issues

  1. Affordable Health Care
  2. Supporting Our Veterans
  3. Jobs And The Economy
  4. Opioids
  5. Seniors
  6. Agriculture
  7. Unions & The Middle Class