That even one veteran has to struggle to get by when he or she returns home is a national travesty. People who have sacrificed so much for this country deserve the opportunities that they were promised, and so much more.
It is a national disgrace that our veterans come home to a society that takes them for granted. Not only do politicians recklessly send them to war, but they also fail to adequately fund the VA and other programs that help veterans in need. Veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues often fail to get the help that they need, many of them end up homeless due a mix of medical and financial hardships. That is why Brand New Congress believes, like Sen. Sanders does, that we should fully fund and expand the VA, provide greater access to mental health services for veterans, and make it easier for them to obtain the benefits they deserve without going through bureaucratic red tape.