My Position on Veterans' Issues
Honoring the Sacrifice of Virginia’s Bravest
More than 700,000 veterans call the Commonwealth home, and we owe a great debt to these Americans who selflessly served to protect our country. Rep. Spanberger is committed to honoring the sacrifice of these veterans, while also making sure they receive the benefits and services they have earned by putting on the uniform.
Strengthening Healthcare, Mental Health, and Employment Resources for Veterans
At a time when our nation’s veterans experience unacceptable rates of homelessness, unemployment, and death by suicide, Rep. Spanberger believes Congress must do more to strengthen U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services that provide mental health resources, job training, healthcare for service-connected diseases and conditions, and civilian transition assistance.
Rep. Spanberger is also working to address the unique healthcare challenges rural veterans face due to long distances between their home and a VA healthcare facility – including through better access to telehealth services.
In 2022, the President signed into law Rep. Spanberger’s bipartisan Computers for Veterans and Students Act, which provides federal surplus and repairable computers to non-profit computer refurbishers — who will then repair and distribute these computers to veterans, students, and others in need. Earlier that year, she voted to pass the bipartisan Honoring Our PACT Act, which expands VA healthcare and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances — as well as Veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-9/11 eras.