National Security and Veterans

Our servicemembers and Veterans deserve our utmost gratitude and are entitled to the benefits they earned while defending our country. We cannot say thank you enough to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line defending our country.

President Trump signed my bill into law to make sure the VA has the resources it needs to help prevent Veteran suicide. I also passed legislation that provides servicemembers with a mental health assessment every 6 months and am working to expand VA mental health services for National Guard members and Reservists. I also successfully fought to protect the Bainbridge VA clinic from closure. Having a voice in Washington who fights for Upstate makes a real difference.

Our region plays a key role in our country’s national security. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will continue to protect our Department of Defense assets locally, like the Air Force Research Laboratory at Rome Labs, the Defense Finance and Accounting Services and the Eastern Air Defense Sector. This means keeping up the fight against bureaucrats who want to see these facilities closed or moved.