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Veterans

For years, I’ve kept on my desk a quote given to me by a veteran: “Because they have already paid the price, fight for veterans with all your might.” Our commitment to our veterans must always be fulfilled. These are Americans who risked their lives in service to our nation and they deserve nothing less than the care and benefits we promised them. Our district has one of the highest percentages of veterans nationwide, with 77,516 veterans — over 10% of our district’s population.

During my previous terms in Congress, I was a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and will I continue to dedicate my time and effort to helping veterans and their families. I have cosponsored several pieces of legislation intended to grant veterans more benefits and improved care, including H.R. 80, the Phoenix VA Congressional Oversight Act, H.R. 95, the Homeless Veteran Families Act, and H.R. 3356, the Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act. I’ve also prioritized direct input from the veterans living in our district, by establishing an advisory council focused specifically on veterans’ issues. I value every one of the Council Members’ comments and suggestions and will continue to use their input to inform my work on behalf of veterans.

November 14, 2019

ICYMI: Rep. Kirkpatrick and Rep. Grijalva Introduce Resolution Expressing Support for the Veterans Health Administration and Condemning Privatization Efforts

WASHINGTON— This week, Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Mark Takano (CA-41), and Mark Pocan (WI-02), introduced a resolution reaffirming congressional support for policies that benefit a robust and well-funded Veterans Health Administration and condemned efforts to weaken care through privatization efforts. Additionally, the resolution expressed support for the VA workforce, including the right…

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September 26, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick and Rep. Gosar Bipartisan Bill for Injured and Disabled Veterans Passes House Committee Markup

(Washington, DC) —Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04) and Rep. Kirkpatrick (AZ-02) passed in the House Homeland Security Committee mark-up. The legislation would provide expedited security screening under Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre® to certain qualified, severely injured or disabled Veterans. There are approximately 70,000 Veterans with an amputee and over 130,000…

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September 26, 2019

U.S. Rep. Kirkpatrick Appointed to Appropriations Committee

Washington, D.C. –  Rep. Kirkpatrick issued the following statement in response to the unveiling of committee assignments. Rep. Kirkpatrick will serve on the Appropriations Committee, considered to be one of Congress’ exclusive “power committees.”  Rep. Kirkpatrick will be the first representative from Arizona to sit on the committee since the Honorable Congressman Ed Pastor. And…

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September 10, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick Announces Veterans Advisory Council

(Tucson, AZ) —Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick announced the names of decorated Southern Arizonans appointed to the Veterans Advisory Council for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. The Veterans Advisory Council serves as a conduit for local and federal updates, policies, and programs impacting our service members, veterans and their families. The council is made up of local veteran leaders…

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