Veterans & Military Families - Warnock for Georgia

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Veterans & Military Families

As the son of an Army veteran, Reverend Warnock believes it is imperative that elected leaders represent the needs of veterans and military families and boldly advocate on their behalf.

With Georgia being home to over 640,000 veterans and over 90,000 active-duty personnel, reservists, and national guardsmen, it is imperative that its elected leaders represent their needs and boldly advocate on their behalf. Senator Warnock understands the sacred obligation to care for those who have served our country.

He is working to ensure that veterans and their families have a Georgia that they can call home – that welcomes them to a better life as gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

Sen. Warnock’s work on behalf of veterans:

  • Introduced Improving Care for Veterans Act, legislation to improve the health and safety of veterans in state Veterans Homes, aimed at reducing infections of COVID-19 and keeping veterans safe. The legislation would improve accountability in Veterans Homes by establishing preventative guidelines and updating public health protections to align their standards with those of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Secured more than $2.5 million in federal funding to help homeless Georgia veterans through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
  • Introduced legislation, now enacted into law, to address disparities in access to vital Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits experienced by veterans of color
  • Visited a community that houses homeless veterans in Savannah
  • On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Sen. Warnock shared a moving prayer at the South Fulton firehouse
  • Led a bipartisan group of 31 Senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct swift and thorough outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism – especially those who served in Afghanistan
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