Supporting and Honoring Veterans
Improving Veteran Health Care
Combat takes an unimaginable physical and psychological toll on veterans. After our nation engaged in two decades-long wars, members of our Armed Forces are returning back home and facing challenges associated with not only physical injuries, but also with those we can’t see like PTSD and addiction.
That’s why Tammy put forth the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act, a measure which provides safer and more effective pain management services to our nation’s veterans by strengthening opioid prescribing guidelines, improving coordination throughout the VA, and putting more oversight on veterans’ quality of care.
Ending Veteran Homelessness
No veteran should return from fighting abroad and struggle to afford basic necessities like housing, groceries, child care, and health services. Unfortunately, this is a predicament many veterans find themselves in.
In order to help veterans and their families secure more support and assistance, Tammy joined a bipartisan group of Senators in support of a program that awards VA grants to prevent and end veteran homelessness. By doing so, Tammy helped secure over $3 million for Wisconsin’s nonprofits which fight to end homelessness, provide employment training services, and help veterans obtain VA benefits.