DA Veterans and Military Families Caucus Leadership:
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the historic and important win in Alabama for Senator Doug Jones. 🙌
"Over the last two years, in the Senate and on the campaign trail, Doug has not forgotten his promise to work on behalf of everyone in Alabama. He’s stayed focused on the kitchen table issues like the economy, education, healthcare, veterans’ issues and support for the military. And recently Doug has secured some major victories for Alabama.
"Doug’s bipartisan bill to repeal the military widow’s tax was included in the National Defense Authorization Act and is expected to be signed into law. This is a huge victory for our military families, whose spouses earned their survivor benefits with their service and their lives." Doug Jones for Senate on Medium Here are some of his remarks.
To celebrate, Senator Jones came to Paris to support Democrats Abroad! As he explained, the race to hold his seat is going to be tough. Every vote will count!
Senator Jones knows the importance of the overseas vote. In tight races, Democrats Abroad is the margin of victory!
The turnout was impressive for this fundraiser. We were joined by Democrats Abroad International Chair Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad France Chair Ada Shen and DNC representative Constance Borde.
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- veteran employment
- Veterans Entrepreneurship Act to waive Express loan program fees making Small Business Administration (SBA) loans less expensive
- medical cannabis for veterans
- exempting Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze
- suspension of deportation of family of immigrant service members while serving overseas
- co-sponsor-Veterans Entrepreneurship Act
- co-sponsor-DREAM Act calling for legal status for immigrant veterans
- opposed military transgender ban
- opposes banning homosexuals in the military
Former U.S. Senator and Former Vice President of the United States
Announced: April 25, 2019
Home State: Delaware |
WORTH NOTING: While there is considerable - actually more than any other candidate - evidence of Biden’s commitment to veteran issues in the past, it is, surprisingly, very difficult to find anything at all on his stand on current veteran issues.
- main-pillar-needs of service members, veterans, and families
- very strong support for veterans
- numerous bills sponsored such as for spousal employment, children, health, and mental health
- supported Walk of America ‒ Walking with the Wounded along with his Wife, a co-sponsor in 2018
- supporting military families through the Biden Foundation
- created Workforce1, a service to connect job candidates to opportunities throughout New York City, and provided priority job placement and career assistance services to veterans and their spouses
- partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to create Operation Home, a task force to combat veteran homelessness in New York City
- created the first job center just for veterans, staffed by veterans, and an entrepreneurship program to help veterans start and grow businesses
- launched Support Our Troops, a city-run service program to support veterans and troops actively serving our country
- through Bloomberg LP, provided training programs that allow veterans to transition more easily from military careers to the private sector, and encouraged employees actively to recommend veterans for open positions in order to bring veterans into the company and put their leadership skills to work