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
1/16/20 Warner Demands Answers Following Exposure of Medical Data Belonging to Servicemembers
12/18/19 On Floor, Warner Calls on Trump Administration to Reverse Decision Blocking Agent Orange Benefits
12/17/19 Senate Passes Warner-Backed Military Housing Reforms in Annual Defense Bill
12/16/19 Warner & Kaine Announce more than $800,000 in Federal Funding to Help Reduce Veteran Homelessness in Virginia
12/9/19 Warner Applauds Inclusion of Military Widow’s Tax Repeal in Final Defense Bill
11/13/19 Warner Requests Update on V-A, DoD Efforts to Protect Veterans & Servicemembers from Foreign Disinformation online
11/6/19 Warner Meets with New Hampton VA Medical Center Director
8/12/19 Warner Urges Senate to Overcome Last Congressional Hurdle for New Veterans Clinics
8/8/19 Members of Congress Urge Leaders of Armed Services Committees to Keep Privatized Military Housing Fixes in Final Defense Authorization Bill
7/23/19 Warner Meets With Secretary of Defense Nominee Mark Esper, Presses for Reforms to Military Housing System
7/19/19 Warner Asks OMB to Complete Review of New Veterans Clinic in Hampton Roads by the End of Next Week
7/17/19 Daily Press Editorial: Veterans health centers
7/15/19 Warner Demands Plan to Expedite New Veterans Clinic in Hampton Roads & Fredericksburg
6/27/19 Warner Statement on Senate Passage of Annual Defense Authorization Bill
6/19/19 Warner-Boozman Legislation Aims to Expand Outreach, Create Measurement Tool to Improve Effectiveness in Fight Against Veteran Suicide