At our best, our country should see veterans as a resource. They have already proven their mettle and commitment. Sean believes that providing them with education, healthcare and employment when they return to civilian life is not just the morally right thing to do — it’s the smart thing to do. He also understands that our veterans have real and unique stresses and challenges, including PTSD and reintegration into civilian society.
In Congress, Sean:
- Cosponsored the Improving Benefits for Underserved Veterans Act to require the VA to publish a report on who is receiving veterans benefits with information on the sex and minority group status of recipients.
- Helped pass the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act into law, which makes Navy veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange eligible for extended VA benefits.
- Cosponsored the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Act to establish a task force on outdoor recreation to make recommendations for the use of outdoor spaces in therapy for veterans.
Sean’s father was a U.S. Marine and served our country in Vietnam, and his grandfather served in the European theater during WWII and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. They fought and protected our democracy alongside many of their fellow Americans from all walks of life. Sean grew up around their commitment to service and has a first-hand appreciation for the skills and character that are common to our veterans.