Every day, Americans in uniform put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms. During his time in Congress, Keith has supported policies to ensure we provide our soldiers with the support they deserve after returning from duty.
The primary cost of war is on the physical and mental health of our soldiers. The miracles of modern medicine help more of our soldiers survive their injuries, but this higher survival rate translates into greater medical needs over longer periods. And not all injuries suffered by veterans occur immediately – health problems can show up years later.
Keith has worked to increase funding for veterans’ health care and supported bills aimed at treating post traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) and preventing suicide. In order to help our servicemen and women transition back to civilian life, Keith has stood up for legislation that connects veterans to housing and education resources, in addition to job opportunities.