Virginia is home to every branch of the military and the largest naval station in the world. As the father of a Marine, Tim understands that military families, veterans, and service members in Virginia and across the globe face unique challenges. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Tim will continue fighting to ensure that we are maintaining our promise to them, that our military has the support and investments it needs to meet its mission, and that we are doing all we can to help veterans transition into civilian life.
The first bill Tim introduced in the Senate was the Troop Talent Act, which eases the transition of service members into the civilian workforce by helping them use the skills they developed in the military to obtain a workforce credential in order get a good job. There are more than 100,000 active duty and reserve members of the military in Virginia, and as co-chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, Tim has authored bipartisan legislation to tackle military spouse unemployment and access to affordable child care for military families.
Tim believes our country must fulfill its sacred promise to care for those who have served in uniform. That’s why he introduced legislation to improve veterans’ access to quality health care in a timely manner and opposes measures to privatize the VA.