Our veterans have played a crucial, historic role in protecting our freedom and advancing democracy worldwide. Time and again, they have opposed tyranny in the never-ending effort to defend and promote American values.
I am working to properly honor veterans by:
Authoring and passing legislation to dramatically improve prescription drug benefits for Medicare-eligible military retirees and their dependents.
Coauthoring and helping pass TRICARE For Life health coverage and key reforms in TRICARE.
Cosponsoring advanced funding legislation for VA appropriations to allow the VA to better prepare for future health care spending.
Cosponsoring legislation allowing for concurrent receipt of military retirement benefits and disability benefits.
Supporting and achieving funding increases in VA programs, including a more than 50 percent increase in both overall veterans funding and veterans health care funding.
Cosponsoring legislation to strengthen the Survivor Benefits Program.
Cosponsoring legislation to improve the VA's ability to take care of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs -- Veterans Benefits Administration New Orleans Regional Office
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today commented on legislation that passed in the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee authorizing 27 VA clinics across the country, including the clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles, La. Vitter says he’ll be pushing for a consent agreement in the Senate to pass the House bill. Yesterday, Vitter met with the nominee to be the Undersecretary of the Veterans Administration, Sloan Gibson, and conveyed that he expects this legislation to be passed by the House and the Senate by the end of the year. Vitter said that if it is, he’ll support Gibson’s nomination.Read More
Excerpts: “Excitement filled the room of the facility that will eventually become a homeless shelter for veterans as U.S. Sen. David Vitter, local and state officials joined the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Association on Wednesday to show off the donated building…
“The shelter will provide a tremendous benefit for northeast Louisiana, Vitter said.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today sent a letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, urging him to report to the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee with a recommendation of fifteen clinics to authorize this fiscal year. A hearing with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is required for the Committee to move forward with the funding authorization. A hearing is expected this month.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - In a video, U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced progress on authorization for Veterans’ Affairs clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles. Yesterday Vitter urged the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee leaders to include both clinics in their funding authorization bill next month.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee leaders urging them to include both the Lafayette and Lake Charles VA clinics in their funding authorization bill next month. Vitter met with Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-N.C.) this week to discuss the matter and was able to get the commitment that at least the Lafayette clinic will be included, and they discussed continuing to push for the Lake Charles clinic too.Read More
(Metairie, La.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that he will host town hall meetings this week to hear from constituents in East Carroll and Franklin parishes. Vitter will also tour the Madison Parish Port, visit the Chennault Military Museum, speak at the Monroe Rotary luncheon and speak at the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
East Carroll Parish Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday October 24, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT
1320 Sparrow Street
Franklin Parish Town Hall MeetingRead More
Friday October 26, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Old Post Office Museum
513 Prairie Street
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter today announced that the Solicitation for Offers (SFOs) for both the Lafayette and Lake Charles community based outpatient clinics for veterans have been scheduled to go out ahead of schedule. The news came during a conference call arranged by Vitter with the Louisiana congressional delegation and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).Read More