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.
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Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) along with House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano released a letter sent to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of the Department of State, and the Secretary of the Department of Defense describing concerns from veterans serving as contractors with the State Department in Afghanistan.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) spent last week visiting with women and men in uniform serving overseas as part of a Congressional Delegation of members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The delegation spent their Thanksgiving week in Kuwait and Afghanistan meeting with service members, military leaders and State Department officials.
On Veterans Day and every day, we owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans and their families, but our commitment goes much further than that.
Washington, D.C. – As part of a package of women veterans health bills, the House passed the VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act, a bipartisan bill by Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The legislation clarifies that the U.S.
The North Texas region prides itself on being one of the fastest growing in the country. But a sobering reality is that a big part of that growth includes veterans who need health care at a time when there’s a critical shortage of places to get it.
Mary and her husband were longtime residents of Garland. Mary’s husband selflessly and honorably served in our nation’s armed forces. Unfortunately, late last year Mary’s husband passed away. After he passed, Mary’s bills began to pile up. In addition to dealing with her grief, the added stress of maintaining her finances forced her to file for VA spousal benefits.
The former Baylor, Scott and White hospital in Garland may provide another healthcare option for veterans if a bipartisan group of North Texas Congress members gets their way. A letter from Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) made the argument to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie last week.
A new clinic in Garland could lower the average wait time at veterans’ health facilities in the area and would provide a new, more accessible location for veterans who live on the northern side of the Metroplex, said Rep. Ron Wright, an Arlington Republican who helped write the letter with Rep. Colin Allred, a Dallas-area Democrat. The letter was signed by five other North Texas representatives.
Congressman Colin Allred, who represents parts of Garland, and both Republican and Democratic congressional colleagues from North Texas recently sent a letter to the VA secretary. It said the recently-closed Baylor Hospital in Garland can be donated and retrofitted as a VA clinic.
But VA leadership did not provide specific solutions for what’s happening in New Mexico or other areas like North Texas, where Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, said 40-80 veterans are waiting for beds at VA hospitals every day.