One of my greatest responsibilities as a Member of Congress is to ensure our veterans and active duty armed forces are getting the benefits and care they have earned.  
That’s why, I recently introduced the Veterans and Armed Forces’ Health Promotion Act of 2013 to improve the quality of health care provided to our nation’s heroes. 
Specifically, this bipartisan legislation would:
  • Expand the scope of holistic care education and research for signature wounds such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). 
  • Establish complementary and alternative medicine pilot programs for mental health and pain management treatment for veterans. 
  • Create a grant pilot program to upgrade Veteran Service Organization facilities, expanding the reach of wellness services directly into economically strained communities. 
This legislation will go a long way towards dramatically improving the quality of care that our nation’s heroes receive, and propel the VA and DoD towards innovative health care solutions for the complex challenges they face.