Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) honored our nation’s veterans this Veterans Day and called for a continued effort to improve the VA health and benefit system.
“The freedoms we enjoy today are due to the sacrifice our veterans made to protect and defend the principals that define America,” said Rep. Davis, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. “While we have taken steps to make improvements to the VA system that has failed too many of our veterans, we must not end our pursuit to create a world-class system to care for our veterans. I am honored to represent one of the nation’s best veterans hospitals here in San Diego, and hope that it will continue to be an example for other health clinics across the country.”
In June, Davis supported legislation to make changes at the VA. The reforms include hiring more doctors and nurses, requiring the Department to contract out to non-VA facilities to reduce the backlog, and creating greater accountability.
As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Davis has been instrumental in promoting programs that help servicemembers transition out of the military with the skills necessary to find meaningful work in the private sector.
Sadly, San Diego has a large population of homeless veterans and Davis has led efforts to bring resources to San Diego organizations to get our veterans off the street and on a path to a better life.