Caring for Veterans
MILITARY AND VETERANS / ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS:
Pay raise for the troops of 3.1% as part of the National Defense Authorization Acts
Social Security Tax deferment in 2020 for 6.2%
United States Space Force to promote American dominance in space – new military service since US Air Force created in 1947.
Department of Veterans Affairs – securing $73.1 Billion, the highest funding in VA history.
Veterans Accountability and Whistleblowers Protection Act to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire failing employees and safeguard the whistleblowers. Over 4,000 VA employees removed for poor performance.
VA Veterans Choice Program and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 Billion for the Veterans Choice Program to expand V.A. telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care
White House VA Hotline staffed by veterans and veteran family members
Veteran Suicide prevention program via $8.6Billion in funding mental health services
Veterans mental health treatment access as part of transition to civilian life Executive Order.
PREVENTS Initiative Task Force to help Veterans - aimed at unifying the efforts of government, businesses, and non-profits.
On-line “Access and Quality Tool” for Veterans Affairs to provide veterans a way to access data on wait time and quality of care.
Unemployment rate for veterans is at record low of under 3%
9M veterans are employed
Unemployment of veterans reduced by 40%
Veteran Homelessness Grants of over $400 million
Prescription Opioid use in the VA reduced by 64% by the Dept of Veteran Affairs