Supporting Our Veterans and Active Military
Virginia is home to more than 840,000 veterans and active duty or reserve military. It is our moral obligation – and privilege – to support them and their families as they have supported our nation. In Congress, I served on the House Veterans Affairs Committee where I fought for our government to hold up its end of the bargain for the sacrifices that our uniformed men and women make. I introduced and co-sponsored legislation to increase veterans’ access to education, training, jobs, and improved health care and particularly mental health services; to protect the consumer interests of veterans and military families; to keep military families and veterans in their homes; and to ensure military families are appropriately supported. For that work, I was honored to receive an A+ rating from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).
As Governor, I will bring the same commitment to ensuring that those who have served our country receive the support and gratitude that they deserve. This includes advancing policies that support veterans’ access to health care, debt-free higher education, housing, and consumer protection and empowerment. In doing this, I will be building on the accomplishments of the McAuliffe administration, which has admirably led the nation in taking on veteran homelessness and advancing veteran employment.