"When it comes to our veterans, promises made must be promises kept."

I believe those who wear or have worn the uniform of this nation deserve everything promised to them because they and their families have earned it defending our country. For my entire public life, I have been a tireless advocate for our veterans, their families, and all active and reserve personnel. I work closely with The Military Coalition that represents 5.5 million veterans and their families. I am honored to have received numerous awards from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and many others.