Senator Toomey is proud of our men and women in uniform who are currently serving to protect the United States. The son of a former U.S. Marine and representing a state with one of the largest veteran populations in the country, he is also acutely aware of the nation's commitment to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed to preserve our freedom. He understands how important it is that we continue to provide quality medical care and other benefits to veterans, both to those who served a generation ago, and to those just returning from fighting in the war against terrorism.
Since joining the Senate, Senator Toomey has been constantly working to help Pennsylvania's veterans obtain the services and benefits they rightfully deserve and welcomes the opportunity to be of assistance. On a bipartisan basis, he also looks forward to working with his Senate colleagues on additional ways to help ensure the welfare of our veterans and their families.
His hard work for veterans has included:
As a member of the bipartisan VA Backlog Working Group, Senator Toomey is deeply concerned about the logjam of veterans' disabilities claims which has caused severe delays since 2005. In addition to introducing legislation to address the issue, Senator Toomey has asked the VA to inform him about how the department will accomplish its strategic goal of reducing the backlog. He also signed a letter to President Obama asking for his direct personal involvement in resolving this issue.
Working with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, Senator Toomey will continue to support sensible legislation protecting the welfare of our veterans. He also encourages veterans to contact him at (610) 434-1444 for assistance with federal programs and services.
Letter of support for SOLVE Act from VFW National Commander Dale Barnett.