Senator Casey believes we have an abiding obligation to serve the brave men and women who have served our Nation. President Lincoln outlined a simple and vitally important mandate when it comes to the care that is owed to our veterans: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” We must also recognize the sacrifices borne by the families of veterans – by the mothers and fathers, and especially the spouses and children. These loved ones not only provide an invaluable support system, but often serve as caregivers when their servicemember or veteran returns home.
Pennsylvania has one of the highest populations of veterans in the Nation – totaling nearly 1 million people. Senator Casey continues to fight for veterans’ access to high-quality education, health care, and disability benefits. He is an advocate for expanding services for female veterans, mental health resources, and ensuring caregivers have adequate resources to support and care for Pennsylvania’s veterans.