“I’m committed to making sure families in our state get a fair shake and a fighting chance to succeed through access to good jobs, quality education, and affordable health care.” – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Veterans and Service Members
As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Senator Gillibrand is a champion for our nation’s veterans and service members. She strongly believes that our service members are the greatest asset to our national security and that supporting those who serve is central to ensuring military readiness. She supports annual pay raises for service members, and each year she assists hundreds of New York veterans with disability claims pending within the Department of Veterans Affairs—helping to clear delays and often resulting in veterans receiving over $1,000 in average monthly payments from the VA. She also passed major legislation to ensure veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxins get the health care and benefits they earned. And after a nearly decade-long fight, she successfully reformed the military justice system to make it more professional and fair.
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