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. He is working hard to ensure the health and safety of those who have served and are serving, investing in programs to house homeless veterans and guaranteeing their access to VA programs as well as ensuring base housing for service members and their families is safe and affordable.
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. Reverend Warnock understands the sacred obligation to care for those who have served our country.
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