Sep 3 2020

My top priority has been taking care of our servicemembers and veterans. As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee, I have worked across the aisle to make sure our brave men and women receive benefits, pay raises, and protections they deserve. 

  • introduced legislation that fundamentally reforms and improves how veterans exposed to toxic substances receive health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. I discussed my legislation on Washington Post Live here.
  • I recently co-introduced legislation to improve benefits for veterans in the areas of education, pensions, and survivor benefits, as well as expanded VA home loan benefits.
  • I have led the effort to pass an across the board 3.1% pay raise for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines for the second consecutive year. 
  • I helped secure the authorization of $214.1 million for North Carolina’s military installations in the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the Senate. Since being elected in 2015, I have secured more than $3 billion for Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point, New River, and Seymour Johnson. 

I will never stop working for the health, safety, and well-being of our veterans, servicemembers, and military families. 

Thank you for reading, and as always please reach out to my office if you have any questions or need help with a federal agency and please stay safe.