Senator met with leaders from the Disabled American Veterans Department of Arizona and discussed importance of ensuring Arizona veterans have access to the care and benefits they’ve earned
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator met with the Disabled American Veterans Department of Arizona to discuss their priorities and the importance of ensuring Arizona veterans have access to the care and benefits they’ve earned. The Senator also celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Disabled American Veterans Department in Arizona.
“Arizona veterans sacrifice so much in service to our country. As a demonstration of our gratitude, appreciation, and respect we will keep working side by side with the Disabled American Veterans Department of Arizona and other partners to empower veterans and ensure they have the care and benefits they have earned,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
The Senator thanked the Disabled American Veterans Department of Arizona for their advocacy and partnership on Sinema’s PACT Act – bipartisan law strengthening veterans’ access to critical health care and enhanced benefits.
Sinema recently met with Phoenix Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center Director Bryan Matthews – a retired Luke Air Force Base veteran with 22 years of service – to discuss Arizona veterans’ access to health care, including the bipartisan PACT Act that Sinema delivered into law.
Locally focused and responsive to Arizona veterans, Sinema and her Veteran Advisory Council are working on empowering veterans to build better lives, addressing mental health, supporting military families, and improving VA health care.
Sinema was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Veterans Mileage Adjustment Act of 2022 – legislation helping Arizona veterans access the care they’ve earned by increasing the mileage reimbursement rate for Arizona veterans making trips to the VA – and a cosponsor of the bipartisan Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act of 2022 which expands VA caregiver programs to increase resources for veterans in need of assistance.