On Thursday, Nevada Congresswoman and candidate for U.S. Senate Jacky Rosen met with members of her Veterans Advisory Council from Northern Nevada for a roundtable discussion in Reno to discuss policy issues affecting veterans, the unique challenges this community faces, and her record of bipartisan work on veterans’ issues. Following the roundtable, Jacky toured the Adopt a Vet facility in Reno to learn about the pro bono dental care services they provide to low-income veterans.
“It was an honor to meet with so many Northern Nevada veterans to get their input and insight and hear their concerns directly - these are heroes who have risked their lives to protect our freedoms,” said Rosen. “In Congress, I’ve worked to increase pay for our servicemembers, expand benefits for Nevada’s veterans, and increase accountability and improve health care at the VA. I enjoyed touring the Adopt a Vet dental program as well and learning more about the help this nonprofit organization provides to veterans who need these services and struggle with access to dental care.”
Jacky Rosen’s father was a World War II veteran and she deeply respects the sacrifices our veterans have made to protect our country. With more than 200,000 veterans calling Nevada home, Jacky believes we need to do everything we can to take care of our veterans and military families.
Jacky has stood up for veterans in Congress, and her office brought more than $700,000 back to her district last year by helping veterans obtain benefits. She has fought to improve veteran health care programs, raise the pay of servicemembers, combat veteran homelessness, provide tax credits to businesses that hire veterans, and improve veterans’ access to child care. She helped introduce the Forever GI bill to expand college assistance for veterans and allow new servicemembers to use their education benefits later in life. In the Senate, Jacky will continue working to cut red tape and increase accountability at the VA to ensure we fulfill our promises to Nevada’s veterans.