President Trump is protecting America and our allies by rebuilding our military and ensuring our veterans receive the care they deserve.
President Trump has restored American military strength.
Under President Trump’s leadership, Congress passed two historic National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA) which allocate almost $1.5 trillion combined to rebuild and grow our military.
The FY2019 NDAA included a 2.6% military pay raise, the largest in 9 years.
President Trump signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
The President signed the V.A. Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).
The Trump Administration created a new White House V.A. Hotline, staffed by veterans and family members.
The Administration has secured a record $8.6 billion in funding for mental health services with the goal of ending the tragedy of veteran suicide.
The Trump Administration has created the PREVENTS initiative, a task force aimed at unifying the efforts of government, businesses, and nonprofit groups to help our veterans.
Veterans Affairs increased transparency and accountability by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool.” This provides veterans a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
In 2019, President Trump signed a memorandum that eliminates 100% of student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans.
The President also called upon all 50 states to ensure that disabled veterans do not pay state tax on their forgiven debts.
The number of unemployed veterans has been reduced by 37% under President Trump.