Val’s Priorities

Veterans & Military

Standing up for those who’ve served our country.

We owe those who’ve served our country and their families a debt of gratitude for their sacrifice. In Montgomery County, Val has had the honor of working with servicemembers and veterans to provide essential services, and knows more must be done at the federal level to support those who have served. 

Val believes it is critical that we sustain and strengthen all the benefits our veterans and their families have earned serving our country. As a physician, Val understands it is critical that veterans and their families can access health care. That must include medical professionals equipped to serve the specific needs of returning veterans, from service-related traumatic brain injury, to post-traumatic stress and suicide prevention. 

In order to help those returning home with the transition to civilian life, Val supports robust educational benefits, including for servicemembers’ children and spouses, and resources to help them find a job. And, Val wants to build on the work she’s done in Montgomery County to significantly reduce veteran homelessness, and would support federal interventions to help connect veterans with safe, reliable housing. 

Val knows a strong military is key to our nation’s defense. To support all those currently serving, in the U.S. Senate, Val will support robust funding for our country’s military installations and training centers. And in any foreign policy decision that comes before the Senate, Val will always start by evaluating the impact to troops on the ground and their safety.