Sinema Welcomes Arizona Disabled American Veterans to the Senate, Discusses Improving Services and Care for Arizona Veterans

Feb 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema welcomed the Arizona Disabled American Veterans to a recent Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing and discussed with them how to ensure Arizona veterans receive the care they’ve earned.
“I’m thrilled that the Arizona DAV Commander, Glenn Hohman, and delegation are here. Thank you for all you do to support Arizona’s veteran community. You are important partners in our work to ensure veterans get the care they’ve earned,” said Sinema.
In the recent hearing, Sinema asked DAV officials about the importance of supporting VA programs and ensuring that the VA is appropriately funded to better assist veterans, military families, and caregivers.
Last year, Sinema championed into law the bipartisan Sgt. Daniel Somers Network of Support Act, which was named after Sgt. Daniel Somers—an Arizona Army veteran who lost his life to suicide. Sinema’s bipartisan law requires the Department of Defense to work with the American Red Cross to collect from new servicemembers the names of loved ones they consider to be their networks of support. The Department of Defense will provide those individuals with information about benefits and services available to military members.
Sinema introduced and advanced out of committee, the bipartisan Veterans Network of Support Act—legislation that ensures the VA has a similar system in place to help veterans thrive in civilian life.
Earlier this year, Sinema partnered with Arizona State University to launch a VA Services Survey to hear directly from Arizona veterans, veteran caregivers, active duty servicemembers, and their families about their health care experiences.