Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi participates in a Memorial Day commemoration at the Presidio National Cemetery with California State Assemblymember David Chiu and San Francisco Mayor London Breed to honor the men and women who sacrificed to keep America safe.
Our nation is truly blessed by the bravery, dedication and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. In Congress, we must do everything in our power to honor the service of our veterans by upholding a solemn promise: just as the military pledges to leave no soldier behind on the battlefield, we must leave no veteran behind when they return home. Democrats take pride in a record of historic investments and benefits for America’s veterans, like the landmark Post-9/11 GI Bill, and will continue to deliver upon our nation’s promises to the heroes who wear the uniform.
In the Majority, House Democrats have continued to fulfill our responsibility to serve our veterans through championing efforts to increase access to timely, quality health care, eliminate the VA claims backlog and ensure every veteran gets the prompt and full benefits they deserve, end veteran homelessness, work to close the VA’s gap in gender disparities, and strengthen the support of our nation’s 5.5 million veterans’ caregivers. We continue to work relentlessly to strengthen and expand veterans’ access to the training, education and good-paying jobs they deserve and ensure that every veteran is equipped with the tools they need to thrive. Our new Democratic House takes great pride in the work we’ve done and are committed to preserving the sacred trust of our men and women in uniform and the 200,000 service members who become veterans each year.
House Democrats will continue to reject President Trump and Republicans’ efforts to end the VA’s indispensable role as the chief provider of care for veterans that would severely diminish vital initiatives our veterans and their families rely on. The courage and excellence of our veterans deserve our unyielding dedication. Whether it’s budget shortfalls, protecting whistleblowers or removing poorly-performing managers—House Democrats will continue to hold the Trump Administration accountable.
Democrats believe we cannot rest until no veteran goes homeless and every veteran has access to timely, world-class health care, swift and transparent action on disability claims, and support they and their families need to thrive as they transition into civilian life. We will continue to fight For The People and build on the progress we have made to serve our nation’s heroes.
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