Veteran’s Affairs

Warren’s Vision for Veterans

Veteran Employment

Veterans’ issues are personal to Warren. Not only because he is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, but because in the 4th Congressional District, there are over 50,000 veterans [45]. Warren knows we must find ways to better the lives of our veterans and their families. It is unacceptable that the Gulf Era II War Veterans have an unemployment rate higher than the national average (21.4% in 2013) [12].  Warren knows that we have to find ways for the federal government and corporate America to hire veterans to serve our nation once again.

Veteran Homelessness

In 2009, in the State of Maryland according to the Long March Home organization, more than 3,000 veterans were homeless [46].  Nationally, according to the BBC in 2012, approximately 1 in 5 of America’s homeless adults were veterans [14]. Although the President and cities around this country are having success, Warren has said, “if one veteran in this country is chronically homeless, that is one veteran too many; this is unacceptable.” Warren will work with members of Congress to increase access to affordable housing and will fight to deliver on that promise. As your Congressional Representative, Warren will work with colleagues to make sure that veterans get the benefits they have earned for serving our country.  He will work diligently to be assigned to the House Armed Services Committee, House Committee on Veterans Affairs or the House Committee on Homeland Security to ensure the federal government continues to assist veterans and resources are brought back to the 4th Congressional District.

Veteran Education

We must do better for those who have served on freedom’s frontier and together we will do better for our troops. Warren wants to ensure all veterans exit the military with a degree or technical certification from an accredited institution of higher learning and access, to ensure career pathways in corporate America [15].  In addition, Warren will work tirelessly for our veterans’ spouses to deliver expanded priority placement employment opportunities, educational benefits and survivor benefits.

Addressing Our Issues

Warren understands that veterans need continued access to responsive medical treatment–whether it is treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or other types of injuries–veterans’ needs must be addressed and Warren will be an advocate for them once elected to Congress.