During World War II, my grandfather served in the U.S. Navy on a ship that sank in the Pacific. Luckily, he survived, but others weren’t so lucky. His sacrifice – and the sacrifice of every person who served in uniform – is part of what makes our country great.

The more than 55,000 veterans in our district deserve better than what they’re getting from Congress. Lip service only gets us so far. Partisanship has pushed funding and benefit cuts for veterans. And while a number of programs exist to support veterans, it is often too hard to access these programs – especially in rural communities like ours.

In Congress, I’ll always stand with our veterans to expand educational and economic opportunities and ensure that they receive the world-class health care they and their families deserve. These brave Americans have risked everything for us – it’s time we have their backs.

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