Eliot has fought to make sure that we are providing our veterans with the best possible health care and other services, earning praise from veterans’ organizations such as the Disabled American Veterans.
Eliot Engel worked to pass the law that provides tax breaks to businesses that hire unemployed veterans. He voted in favor of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which pays for post 9/11 veterans to attend public colleges and universities. He is also a co-sponsor of the Helping Homeless Heroes Act.
He has been a consistent supporter of the “Independent Budget” proposals for the VA budget that is co-authored each year by AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Paralyzed Veterans of America.