Sinema Meets with Arizona Veterans

Mar 13, 2023

Senator discussed priorities with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), including increased access to VA health care, mental health, and more

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with members of the Arizona Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to discuss proposals that ensure Arizona veterans receive the care and benefits they’ve earned.
“I’ll keep working side by side with partners like the Arizona VFW to ensure our veterans and their families have access to the care and benefits they’ve earned,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
The Senator thanked the VFW for their advocacy and outreach on Sinema’s PACT Act – the bipartisan law Sinema worked to pass last year 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.
Locally focused and responsive to Arizona veterans’ needs, 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 and caregivers in need of assistance.