As a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Senator Blumenthal has prioritized the expansion of veterans’ access to health care and benefits while making sure proper oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is in place. He has spearheaded legislation to address veterans’ concerns, including employment, pensions, housing, infrastructure, education, vocational training, and health care. Senator Blumenthal believes the VA has to meet the physical and mental health care needs of all veterans, including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma. The VA must also address the needs of the growing minority and women veteran populations. Senator Blumenthal is committed to securing robust funding to improve VA Connecticut infrastructure to ensure Connecticut’s veterans receive excellent care in state-of-the-art facilities.