Honoring Our Veterans

Zephyr Teachout will honor our veterans and active service members with a respect that is worthy of their bravery and sacrifice.

As of 2014, there are 52,300 veterans living here in the 19th District. In a rural region, it’s already hard for many veterans to get to VA facilities. Instead of closing facilities, we should be looking at ways to improve and expand service. Throughout the district, Zephyr has heard from veterans about troubling issues with the Choice Program that demand immediate attention.

We must adopt the goal of zero unemployment for veterans who seek employment and create opportunities for post-9/11 veterans through education and training. We also must work to ensure the financial security of veterans and their families.  

In Congress, Zephyr Teachout will honor our commitment to America’s veterans by:

  • Fighting for a fully funded VA, ensuring timely, accessible health care of the highest quality.

  • Committing to a strong GI Bill, so that veterans are afforded education and training opportunities to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.

  • Promoting legislation and securing funding to protect veterans and their families from predatory lending and foreclosure abuses.