Working for Veterans

I am dedicated to honoring the contributions of our service men and women. I want to ensure that those who serve today have incentives to continue, those who served in the past are properly honored, and those who choose to serve in the future are coming into a military system that is the best in the world.

Credit Reporting Act for Military Families

Our service members make tremendous sacrifices for our country, but their credit score should not be one of them. Too many service members face challenges when they return home because of missed payments incurred while deployed. I have introduced the Credit Reporting Act for Military Families Act to give military service members and their families some peace of mind. This bill would allow credit reporting agencies to notify deployed men and women of adverse action on their credit score. This will allow them to take corrective action before it’s too late.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

I recognize that many Vietnam veterans returned to the United States in obscurity and without a formal “thank you” or “welcome home.” In an effort to help give Vietnam Veterans the warm reception so many of them didn’t receive, I have introduced a bill calling for a “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,” (H. Res 666). This legislation has the support of the Vietnam Veterans of America and AmVets.

*Jose Ramos, a Vietnam veteran from Whittier, led a group of veterans on a bike trek across the country to Washington, D.C. The effort brought attention to the “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” initiative.

Protecting Veterans Benefits

I have worked hard to ensure the benefits veterans were promised are protected. I continue to oppose legislation that would shut down vital hospitals, cause veterans to lose coverage, and cut services to our veterans.

I was a proud co-sponsor of the Faster Care for Veterans Act, which would allow for a pilot program for veterans to use an internet website to schedule and confirm appointments.

I am committed to ensuring veterans in California get the benefits they have earned. Our nation has a duty to provide veterans the support and care they deserve when they leave active service.