Our military men and women put everything on the line to protect our country. In response, it is our duty to support them both in and out of uniform. The men and women who risked their lives to defend our nation deserve excellent care and our utmost respect.
Improving the VA system begins with ending waste and increasing accessibility. An inflated bureaucratic system has made care for our veterans expensive and ineffective. We need to fix the system rather than throwing taxpayer money at the problem.
The incredible veterans of Oklahoma’s First District inspired me to honor a veteran every month as our Veteran of the Month. The stories of courageous men and women who have served our country deserve to be shared with our community, so I tell their stories every month.
Additionally, I brought the Veterans History Project to Oklahoma for the first time. The Veterans History Project is a partnership between Congressional offices and the Library of Congress, cataloguing the stories of local veterans to be preserved in Washington, DC, for future generations to see and learn from.