Through my work on the Veterans Affairs Committees in both the House and Senate, I have made improving the quality of life for our nation’s veterans a top priority. Listed here are a number of legislative measures I have sponsored to support veterans and give them the quality of care and treatment they deserve. 

S. 422
Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act of 2013

S. 455
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care.

S. 572
Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act

S. 695
Veterans Paralympic Act of 2013

S. 734
A bill to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefits Plan by veterans’ dependency and indemnity compensation.

A bill to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professionals Educational Assistance Program.

S. 889
Servicemembers’ Choice in Transition Act of 2013

S. 893
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013

S. 932
Putting Veterans Funding First Act of 2013

S. 938
Franchise Education for Veterans Act of 2013

S. 1089
Servicemembers and Veterans Prescription Drug Safety Act of 2013

S. 1320
Military Reserve Jobs Act of 2013

S. 1434
A bill to designate the Junction City Community-Based Outpatient Clinic as the Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.

S. 1588
A bill to expand eligibility for reimbursement from the VA for emergency medical treatment received from a non-VA facility.

S. 2009
Rural Veterans Improvement Act of 2014

S. 2013
Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014

S. 2091
21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act

S. 2095
Veterans Health Care Access Received Closer to Home Act of 2014

S. 2258
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2014

S. 2311
A bill to increase hearing aid services available to veterans through the VA

A bill to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces, to establish an advisory board on exposure to toxic substances, and for other purposes.