We honor and respect the men and women who have served and are serving our country. We must advocate for their physical and emotional well-being, both abroad and at home, as well as their economic security. We must ensure that our military is the best-trained, equipped, and supported force in the world and that the men and women of our military are ready to meet the new threats of the 21st century. Their sacrifices and those of their families must never be forgotten.
- S. 2372, (VA MISSION) Act of 2018. - This bill — the known as the VA MISSION Act — would establish the Veterans Community Care Program to improve veterans’ access to care through non-VA, community providers when comparable Dept. of Veterans Affairs would be deficient in quality, timeliness, or cause a hardship to the veteran. It would also start a multi-year process for […]
- H. R. 5895, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019. - This bill Provides FY2019 appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), and independent agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.” Why This Bill Is Against Our Values: “Our organizations, along with our millions of members and supporters, urge you […]
- H. R. 1259, VA Accountability First Act of 2017. - This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove, demote by a reduction in grade and pay, or suspend a VA employee, including a member in a senior executive position, for reasons of performance or misconduct. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “The rules that constrain federal agencies from easily firing, […]
- H. R. 1181, Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. - This bill prohibits, in any case arising out of the administration of laws and benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, any person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness from being considered adjudicated as a mental defective for purposes of the right to receive or transport firearms […]