There are 18.5 million veterans nationwide and for many of them their fight continues long after their service ends. 650,000 veterans call Michigan home. 13% of them have a service connected disability rating, nearly 11% are unemployed, approximately 8% live in poverty, and as many as 1,000 are homeless. They protected us and now we need to protect them by pushing for a more efficient VA guaranteeing they have the resources they need for treatment, education and job training. We need to keep working until every veteran has a home and the care they need.