November 11, 2020
Today, we take a moment to honor those who lent us their lives in the fight for freedom. These brave men and women are our forefathers, our great grandparents, parents, siblings and community members. To them we will ever be grateful and to them we owe abounding gratitude.
We are thankful for the past 4 years where the Trump Administration has fought to help veterans succeed. Here's a sampling of what was done for veterans under the leadership of Donald J. Trump:
- President Trump signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
- Through 2018, more than 4,300 Veterans Affairs employees were removed, demoted, or suspended as a result of the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act
- In August 2017, after passing Congress unanimously, President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act. This streamlined the lengthy process that veterans undergo when appealing disability benefits claims with the Veterans Affairs.
- In August 2017, the President signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, an important step in providing our nation’s heroes the support they have earned.
- This funded the post-9/11 GI Bill, which provided educational benefits to veterans, service members, and their family members, including tuition, fees, books, housing, and additional costs.
- The President signed the V.A. Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).
- President Trump signed a bill to allow the V.A. to fire incompetent employees.
- President Trump signed legislation to fully fund the popular V.A. Choice Program.
- In August 2017, The President signed the V.A. Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 which authorized $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).
- In November 2017, the Trump Administration created a new White House V.A. Hotline, staffed by veterans and family members, who will provide our nation’s Veterans with a direct, dedicated contact line to answer their needs and concerns.
- Since May 2019, the White House VA Hotline has surpassed 250,00 calls. In April 2017, the VA launched its online “Access and Quality Tool” which provides veterans with data to help them make informed decisions about their health care.
- In June 2018, President Trump signed The VA MISSION Act, which works to integrate the VA healthcare system and modernize it for the 21st century while providing Veterans with more choices in their healthcare options, whether from VA doctors or the community.
- In 2018, the VA announced three initiatives to expand access to healthcare for veterans using telehealth technology.
Thank you President Donald Trump for standing with our veterans! We continue to back the President, in no small part, due to his backing of them.