Veterans

Our veterans have made incredible sacrifices in serving our country. It is our duty to make sure that when they return home, they have the resources they need to transition back to civilian life. 

As a member of the Veterans’ Affairs committee, Congressman Allred is dedicated to ensuring all veterans receive the benefits they have earned through their service. That means strengthening the VA system to reduce wait times and make sure every veteran is getting the individualized care they need. Congressman Allred also strongly supports expanding mental health services so that veterans suffering from PTSD and other service related trauma can access the help they need. Additionally, it is our responsibility to equip our veterans with the tools and resources they need to return to the workforce. Congressman Allred supports measures to increase job training programs and educational opportunities, so veterans can successfully transition to the civilian workforce. The number of homeless veterans is deeply troubling, and we must help local communities provide shelter and transition services to these men and women to get them into safe, stable housing.

 Congress must honor its obligations to our veterans. Congressman Allred is proud to work for the brave men and women who have put so much on the line to defend our freedom and protect our nation. 

 

 

More on Veterans

September 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) which authorizes funding for the United States Military’s operations, programs and personnel.

August 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, cosponsored the bipartisan Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act (H.R. 4880). Prostate cancer is the number one cancer diagnosed in the Veterans Health Administration with over 489,000 veterans undergoing treatment. This bill will direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a clinical pathway for prostate cancer and a standardized system of care for the treatment.

August 4, 2021 In The News

President Joe Biden last week signed a bill focused on funding Veterans Affairs construction projects throughout the nation and that includes a new facility in North Texas.

The bipartisan legislation known as the Major Medical Facility Authorization Act was brought forward by North Texas congressman Colin Allred, TX-32, and was signed on Thursday, July 29, in the Oval Office of the White House

August 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On July 29, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) joined President Joe Biden in the Oval Office at the White House as he signed into law bipartisan legislation led by Allred to authorize several Veterans Affairs construction projects funded in fiscal year 2021, including a Spinal Cord Injury Center in Dallas. The Major Medical Facility Authorization Act passed both the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. 

July 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, the Major Medical Facility Authorization Act, led by Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), passed the House with bipartisan support. This bill authorizes several Veterans Affairs construction projects funded in fiscal year 2021, including a spinal cord injury center in Dallas. Allred’s latest work to support VA facilities comes just over a year after he secured the new Garland VA Medical Center. The bill passed the Senate and now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. 

July 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX-32) joined Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX-26), Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO-06), and Congressman Neal Dunn (R-FL-02) to re-introduce the Veterans Health Care Stamp Act of 2021. This legislation will direct the United States Postal Service to issue and sell a stamp to provide funding for the medical care and treatment of veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 21, 2021 Press Release

Richardson, TX – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his work for the people of the 32nd District of Texas during the first half of 2021.

July 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX-32), joined with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA-52) and Congressman Tracey Mann (R-KS-01) to introduce the Veteran Peer Specialist Act.

June 15, 2021 In The News

A bipartisan bill authorizing several Veterans Affairs construction projects funded in fiscal year 2021, including a spinal cord injury center in Dallas, Texas, has been introduced in Congress.

June 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced the FY 2021 Major Medical Facility Authorization Act, H.R. 3804. This bipartisan bill authorizes several Veterans Affairs construction projects funded in fiscal year 2021, including a spinal cord injury center in Dallas, Texas.