Republicans and conservatives have spent 4 years spreading the lie that President Obama hasn’t done anything for veterans. They have repeated it 100x per day for all 4 years and spent millions promoting their lies. The thing about records is that they are recorded. So let’s set the record straight.
Expand Veterans Centers in rural areas (HINESVILLE GA)
Expand “Vet Centers in rural areas so that veterans and their families can get the care they need where they live.”
Initiated a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses.
Expand housing vouchers program for homeless veterans
"Expand proven homeless veteran housing vouchers to assist those already on the streets."
Establish standards of care for traumatic brain injury treatment
"Establish standards of care for TBI (traumatic brain injury) treatment, require pre- and post-deployment screenings and improve case management so that service members get the best possible care."
Fully fund the Veterans Administration
Fully fund “the VA so it has all the resources it needs to serve the veterans who need it, when they need it.
Improved benefits for veterans.
Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development.
Worked to clear the backlog of veterans claims and streamline benefits to those who served.
Provided for the expenses of families of to be at Dover AFB when fallen soldiers arrive.
Donated 250K of Nobel prize money to Fisher House.
Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009.
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009.
Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009.
Promoted a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (“WASP”).
Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information.
Military Spouses Residency Relief Act. ref
Improved basic housing allowance for military personnel.
Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.
Provided minimum essential health care coverage by Veteran’s Affairs.
Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans.
Korean War Veterans Recognition Act.
Blinded Veterans Association.
Major Charles R. Soltes, Jr., O.D. Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Center.
Improved access for Veterans to receive PTSD treatment.
Green Vet Initiative to promote environmental jobs for veterans.
Increase the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health professionals
Increase “the VA budget to recruit and retain more mental health professionals.”
Launch a supportive services-housing program for veterans to prevent homelessness
"Launch an innovative supportive services-housing program to prevent at-risk veterans and veteran families from falling into homelessness in the first place."
For a detailed Obama Administration Record for Veterans and Wounded Warriors, please visit:
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