Queens has the largest population of veterans in New York City. With a varying and large population of veterans in Queens and the country generally, it is crucial that we improve veteran services. In Congress I will be a tireless fighter for our veterans. Four key areas that I will focus on are:
1) Expansion of the Helmet to Hardhats program to help returning veterans transition to construction jobs;
2) Development of more Veteran Service Centers in New York City;
3) Much needed renovations to the St. Albans V.A.; and
4) Support for existing incentives for hiring veterans, as well as more programs and guidance for veterans regarding their options upon returning to civilian life, particularly in the areas of health, education, employment, and housing.