Veterans are owed our utmost respect and deserve to be taken care of. Although we may never be able to thank them enough for their service, providing excellent health care for our veterans is a good place to start. It is our duty to protect those who never failed in their duty to protect us. I have voted for measures that would ease the transition of veterans out of military service and assist those interested in finding a job or beginning a college education. By creating small business opportunities for veterans, we have established a three-percent annual government-wide goal in federal contracting and subcontracting for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. Veterans and service members can now use VA education benefits to attend non-degree/non-credit entrepreneurship courses and compete for federal contracts through new set aside grants.