Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), the Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee, today announced the inclusion of a package of provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will provide critical support for the U.S. Department of Energy’s ongoing cleanup mission at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. “It is … READ MORE
It is our responsibility as a nation to provide our veterans and their families with the support and services that they need.
For our veterans and their families who have faithfully served our nation, I am dedicated to resolving the two most inequitable policies affecting these individuals: providing full concurrent receipt of retirement pay and disability benefits, and repealing the widow’s tax.
In addition, I am working to ensure that the VA remains capable of delivering quality healthcare that is capable of serving the unique needs of the veteran population. This includes ensuring that the VA is able to meet the demands of our newest veterans, those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Adam’s work on Veterans Issues:
- Introduced and secured passage of the Veterans to Work Pilot Program Act, which expanded job opportunities for veterans.
- Supported record funding increases for the Department of Veterans Affairs and a provision to provide advanced appropriations for veterans healthcare to ensure a timely and predictable funding stream.