Ensuring that our veterans and their families receive the benefits they have earned and deserve remains one of Senator Warner’s top priorities. Virginia is home to nearly 800,000 veterans—one of the highest per-capita populations in the country—and that number is growing at four times the national average.

Senator Warner is committed to honoring their service and taking active steps to guarantee the federal government honors its promises to our nation’s veterans. He has fought to reduce the disability claim backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A), improve access to care and reduce wait times at V-A medical centers, ensure resources for the V-A to provide healthcare for veterans, simplify the benefits and appeals processes, improve mental health services for soldiers returning home, and improve women veterans’ access to healthcare.

Senator Warner is also personally committed to supporting veterans. He prioritizes the employment of veterans, including in his own office in Washington, D.C., and in his Virginia offices.  

For Senator Warner, this is not a partisan issue. Taking care of our nation’s veterans is simply a matter of doing what’s right. If you, a family member, or a friend is a veteran, and are in need of assistance, you may contact Sen. Warner’s office here.

Recent News on Veterans

Here is what Senator Warner has been doing recently on veterans issues:

Date Title
9/10/20 Warner Condemns President's Disparaging Remarks Against Our Nation's Servicemembers
9/8/20 Warner joins Van Hollen, Colleagues in Bipartisan Push for Answers on Administration's Implementation of the Payroll Tax Deferral for Federal Employees, Service Members
8/20/20 Warner joins Blumental, Colleagues in letter to DeJoy: USPS Operational Changes Disproportionately Harm Deployed Servicemembers
8/5/20 Senate Approves Warner Bill to Boost VA Suicide Prevention Efforts
7/23/20 Statement of Sen. Mark R. Warner on Senate Passage of Annual Defense Bill
6/26/20 Warner Introduces Provisions to NDAA to Improve Reporting of White Supremacist Activity Within Military Ranks, Increase Accountability for Military Housing Conditions
6/17/20 Warner and Young Celebrate Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring the 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima
5/22/20 Warner, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Ensure National Guard Troops Activated in Response to COVID-19 Receive Full Benefits During Public Health Emergency
5/22/20 Warner & Kaine Join Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Colleagues in Calling on Administration to Ensure National Guard Receives Benefits Earned on COVID-19 Front Lines
5/6/20 Warner Urges Veterans Affairs to Develop COVID-19 Testing Strategy at Facilities Nationwide
4/20/20 Senators Push Veterans Affairs Secretary for Information on Personal Protective Equipment for Employees Amid COVID-19
4/1/20 Warner, Kaine Raise Alarm Over Health of Crew on American Warship Abroad
3/26/20 Warner on GAO Findings that DoD Lacking in its Oversight of Private Military Housing
3/20/20 Warner, Kaine Urge VA Medical Centers to Protect Veterans, Health Providers Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
2/14/20 Warner & Young Introduce Resolution to Honor 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima