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Sinema Works to Address Veteran Homelessness at U.S. Vets in Phoenix

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) met today with Arizona veterans and veteran advocates at U.S. Vets, an organization working to end veteran homelessness. Sinema toured the facility, heard from veterans receiving housing and other services through the organization, and discussed her work to ensure veterans successfully transition to civilian life and receive the care and support they have earned.

“Honoring our commitment to Arizona veterans is my highest priority,” said Congresswoman Sinema. U.S. Vets is doing important work here in Phoenix to address the challenges veterans face as a result of homelessness. We’re working with them to ensure the men and women who serve our country have every opportunity to succeed when they enter civilian life. That means delivering quality care at the VA, improving job and education opportunities, and ensuring affordable housing is within reach for America’s bravest men and women.”

     

Sinema discusses her work to support Arizona veterans and listens to residents at U.S. Vets

Last week, a bill cosponsored by Sinema to help veterans achieve homeownership passed through the House Financial Services Committee. That legislation, the Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act,makes a critical fix to existing law that helps Arizona veteran homeowners save money on housing, pay off their mortgages, and avoid falling prey to predatory lenders.

Sinema works across the aisle to deliver solutions that provide Arizona veterans with the care and support they’ve earned. Just this year, she’s worked across the aisle to help:

·       Reduce wait times and improve quality of care at the VA;

·       Better prepare departing servicemembers to attend college, learn a technical trade, or start a small business;

·       Prepare the VA to meet the needs of future generations of combat veterans;

·       Expand and expedite care for U.S. Navy ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam veterans;

·       Improve access to mental health services through Veterans Treatment Courts; and

·       Reform hiring practices at the VA to boost accountability and improve care for veterans.

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