Florida’s 27th congressional district is home to over 13,000 veterans. As your representative in Congress, I am committed to providing the best care for our women and men in uniform and supporting our veterans and their families.
Throughout my career, I have worked to improve the lives of veterans. As Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Clinton administration, I oversaw veterans’ healthcare, and I know the importance of expanding benefits for returning troops. In 2007, I was handpicked by President George W. Bush to co-chair the Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors, alongside Senator Bob Dole, to evaluate how wounded service members transition from active duty to civilian society. While serving on the Commission, I advocated for lifetime care for veterans with PTSD and other mental health issues.
In the 116th Congress, I have taken several steps to ensure that our veterans have access to the best care and resources:
I am encouraged by the progress we have already made in the 116th Congress for veterans’ benefits, and I will continue advocating for veterans and supporting legislation that improves the lives of our servicemembers.