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

May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX-32), a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, joined Congressman John Katko (R-NY-24) in introducing the William Becker Promoting Careers in Aviation for America’s Veterans Act. This bipartisan legislation would provide relief to veterans who were retroactively denied tax benefits and forced to pay back taxes as a result of changing guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 

May 17, 2021 Casework Success Stories

Ed is a veteran and Purple Heart recipient who served in both World War II and the Korean War. He was owed medical care benefits from the VA, but even with the help of attorneys in his family and after a litany of forms and appointments, he had been unable to receive them. After trying to resolve this problem with no luck for 19 months, Ed's family contacted Rep. Allred to request assistance.

April 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced the bipartisan Veterans Claim Transparency Act. The bill reinstates and codifies "the 48-hour rule" which allows a veteran's representative to review VA's preliminary determination of a veteran’s benefits 48 hours before finalizing the benefit determination.

April 1, 2021 In The News
March 20, 2021 Press Release

Garland, Texas – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) visited the Garland VA Medical Center, attended their coronavirus vaccination clinic, and spoke with staff about the newly established hospital’s efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and care for North Texas veterans. 

February 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today introduced the Aid and Attendance Support Act. The bill will increase the amount paid to disabled veterans to assist with their daily activities by 25 percent to help cover COVID-19 related expenses, including purchasing personal protective equipment for themselves and their caregivers.

January 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Allred (TX-32) joined his bipartisan, bicameral colleagues, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and John Boozman, R-Ark., and U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, R-American Samoa, in celebrating the passage of their legislation to let Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) work study students work in congressional offices.

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred’s bill, the VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act, has passed the House in an end of year legislative package for veterans. The measure would require the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to cover the costs of medically necessary transportation for newborn children of certain women veterans. The entire legislative package is now headed to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

December 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his first term working for the people of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

Richardson, Texas – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today announced he helped secure over $2.3 million in savings for constituents of the 32nd District of Texas since his first day in Congress. Allred also announced that he closed 1,037 cases for constituents to resolve issues with federal agencies.