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HONORING OUR

VETERANS

As the son of a Korean War veteran, Joe grew up understanding that the many freedoms we enjoy in this country have been made possible by the brave patriots who chose to put on the uniform and defend our nation. When our servicemen and women are ready to re-enter civilian life, Joe believes the least we can do is ensure that they have access to the essential support programs and long-term care they need and deserve.

 

In Congress, Joe serves on the House Armed Services Committee where he is working to ensure active-duty military personnel and veterans have access to the resources and support they have been promised. Joe has led efforts to enhance support services for veterans in crisis, expand and improve healthcare services for veterans and their families, and ensure our Armed Forces have the tools and resources they need to keep our families safe.

In Congress, Joe has co-sponsored the following legislation: 

 

HR 3967 The Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (Honoring our PACT Act)

A comprehensive package of bills that would improve healthcare services for veterans who have been exposed to dangerous toxins in the line of duty.

HR 4794 Making Advances in Mammography and Medical Options for Veterans 

Will improve breast imaging services for military veterans. The legislation was signed into law on June 7, 2022. 

HR 2806 The Honoring All Veterans Act

Would update the mission statement of the VA to be more inclusive of women veterans and today’s veteran population.

HR 4601 Commitment to Veterans Support and Outreach Act

Would authorize the VA to provide grant programs to improve outreach and assistance to veterans and their families to inform them of the resources they have available.

HR 6823 Elizabeth Dole Home and Community Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act

Would improve and expand home and community-based services for disabled and elderly veterans. The bill would ensure elderly veterans are able to remain in their homes and receive much needed care. 

HR 2806 The Honoring All Veterans Act

Would update the mission statement of the VA to be more inclusive of women veterans and today’s veteran population.

HR 2569 Veterans Agent Orange Exposure Act

Would provide overdue relief to US Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange while serving during the Vietnam War.

HR 2268 Keeping Our Promises Act

Would add to the VA’s list of covered illnesses nine medical conditions, which are already recognized by the National Academy of Medicine as having evidence of being linked to exposure to Agent Orange.

HR 914 Dental Care for Veterans Act

Would expand eligibility for dental care to all veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system.

HR 6672 VSO Support Act

Would create an SBA-styled grant program to address the needs of Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs).

HR 5754 Patient Advocate Tracker Act

Would increase transparency and accountability at the VA for veterans who report concerns they experience with VA health care services.