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
6/26/18 Warner & Kaine Press Virginia V-A Medical Centers on Quality of Nursing Home Care
6/25/18 Warner & Kaine Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Appropriations Legislation
4/26/18 Warner & Kaine Announce $61 Million in Funding for Two New Veterans Homes in Virginia Beach and Vint Hill
3/14/18 Warner, Kaine Push V-A to Fix Problems Endangering Veterans at D.C. Medical Center
3/9/18 Statement of U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner on VA OIG Report on the Washington, DC VA Medical Center
2/6/18 DoD Begins Rollout of Warner Effort to Restore Tax Payments to Combat-Injured Veterans
8/2/17 Statement on Final Passage of Legislation to Fund the Veterans Choice Program & Approve V-A Leases
7/28/17 Warner & Kaine Send Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Mattis Not To Implement Transgender Ban
7/27/17 Virginia Congressional Delegation Applauds Inclusion of Medical Leases in Veterans Legislation
7/6/17 Sen. Warner Urges Defense Department Not to Rescind Contracts for Foreign-Born Military Recruits
4/21/17 Warner & Kaine Press V-A Sec. on Hiring Priorities
4/14/17 Warner, Kaine, and Tester Demand Answers from VA Secretary over Reports of Serious Deficiencies and Mismanagement as DC VA Medical Center
3/24/17 Warner, Kaine Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Broken V-A Appeals Process
3/10/17 Sen. Warner Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Veteran Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras
3/9/17 Warner, Kaine Call on VA Secretary to Act in the Wake of Troubling Report on Wait Times at Va. Medical Centers