Nevada Congresswoman and candidate for U.S. Senate Jacky Rosen held a roundtable discussion last night in downtown Las Vegas with local veterans and also attended a meeting of the Nevada Democratic Veterans and Families Caucus to discuss important issues facing veterans and hear from them about issues like access to health care and VA accountability.
“Nevada’s veterans have put their lives on the line in the name of our country, and they have earned proper health care, higher education, and job security,” said Rosen. “I’m committed to fighting for our veterans to get the care and benefits they need, and ensuring that we honor and fulfill our promises to these heroes who have sacrificed so much. I’ve got a record working across party lines to put forward real solutions and get results that will improve the lives of Nevada veterans, and I look forward to continuing that work in the Senate.”
This past weekend, Sen. Dean Heller attacked the nonpartisan Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America because he was upset about being tied for the worst grade in the Nevada congressional delegation on a report card issued by IAVA in 2010.
Jacky Rosen’s father was a World War II veteran, so she knows firsthand 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 their 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.