"I'LL PUT EAST TENNESSEE'S VETERANS FIRST" -JIMMY MATLOCKA promise to veterans for better health care, education and taxes!
When a majority of veterans in the 2nd Congressional District require a specialist or hospitalization, they are often forced to drive more than 100 miles each way to the closest VA hospital, the Mountain Home VA Medical Center near Johnson City. In some cases, they are referred to the Nashville VA Medical Center. Congressman Duncan has worked incredibly hard to bring this hospital to our area. For that, we’re eternally grateful for the groundwork he’s laid. If the hospital hasn’t opened its doors by time Congressman Duncan retires, I’ll continue his work to ensure the process is expedited and doors open as soon as possible.
As a believer in the free-market, I will fight to ensure our veterans have greater access to choice when it comes to choosing their health care providers. Increasing choice in the market will ensure accountability for the VA and will also drive down the overall costs of care. These men and women fought for our country, they shouldn’t be forced into a system that provides subpar care.
STRENGTHEN EDUCATION & JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIESA promise to veterans for better health care, education and taxes!
Our veterans make extreme sacrifices to serve our country. They put their lives and the lives of family members on hold. I’ll work to ensure current job training and education opportunities are maintained, expanded and made permanent. When the men and women who serve our country return home, they need to know the future of their family is secured. I’ll fight to provide that security.
MAINTAIN AND EXPAND TAX RELIEF PROGRAMSA promise to veterans for better health care, education and taxes!
East Tennessee’s veterans shouldn’t have to worry year to year whether or not they’ll continue to receive tax relief. I’ll fight to expand what’s there and make the relief permanent.
If given the chance to be your next Congressman, together, we’re going to fight for the men and women who fought to ensure our freedoms. We’re going to ensure they have better health care, opportunities for the future and fairer taxes. We’re going to stand with them because they refused to kneel.
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