Whether in times of war or peace, our nation must always pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. They sign up for duty without any guarantees of what the future holds. And they do it to protect and defend our freedom.

I am proud to fight for veterans as they so courageously fought for our families and all Americans through their service. Over the past ten years, as a member of the Minority in Congress, I have strongly opposed the federal government's dwindling commitment to veterans' services and health care. With a new majority in Congress next year, I believe that we will be in a better position to ensure that America honors its commitments to veterans and provides them with the services they've earned.