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With nearly 30 years of military service domestically and internationally, I understand the challenges our veterans face at home and abroad. Our servicemen and women make the United States the greatest nation in the world, so we owe them a debt of gratitude and access to opportunities for them and their families. First and foremost, we ought to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs by increasing funding levels, filling employment vacancies, and bringing down wait times. Making sure veterans have access to quality care here at home will ease the transition into civilian lifestyle. Overall veteran homelessness and suicide rates are far too high. One of the most essential steps in addressing this problem is fixing the issues at the VA.


Veterans also bring unique skills and knowledge to the workplace. We need to incentivize businesses to hire veterans, and make sure service members receive the proper licenses, credentials, and/or academic credit for their military training and experience. Streamlining the integration of veterans back into our communities and economy will reduce stress on the VA, and lead to economic growth. Veterans and their families make our communities stronger, and our commitment to them should reflect that understanding.


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More on Veterans

November 11, 2018 In The News
America loves to celebrate military service with political rewards. That some veterans have risen to the pinnacle of public office, though, is no guarantee of victory for veterans on Election Day.
November 7, 2017 Press Release
Gold Star families have given their loved ones to protect our freedom, and I am proud to cosponsor this legislation which provides them with much-needed support. As a Member of Congress with 30-years of military experience, I know all too well the challenges military families face when a son, daughter, wife or husband is overseas. However, too many Gold Star families are not provided with the resources and accommodations they truly deserve.
November 6, 2017 Press Release
On Saturday, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD) joined Congressman Ted W. Lieu’s (D-CA) bipartisan joint statement with fellow veterans Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Carbajal (D-CA), Rep. Conyers (D-MI), Rep. DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Rush (D-IL), Rep. Jones (R-NC), Rep. Panetta (D-CA), Rep. Pascrell (D-NJ), Rep. Thompson (D-CA), Del. Sablan (D-Mariana Islands), Rep. Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Scott (D-VA), Rep. Moulton (D-MA) on a potential ground invasion in North Korea. The statement follows a CRS report and a letter from the Joint Chiefs of Staff addressing questions raised by Reps. Lieu and Gallego about the Pentagon’s plan for military action against North Korea.
August 29, 2017 In The News

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump on Monday in an effort to halt his administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of six transgender service members — including one from Anne Arundel County — is the latest to allege that the prohibition amounts to a violation of the troops’ constitutional rights to equal treatment and due process.

August 22, 2017 Press Release
"The United States and its allies must be committed to a stable Afghanistan that is not a safe haven for terrorists to launch strikes against our countries. While I don't dispute the advice from President Trump's generals that more troops are required, more troops--alone--will not secure the victory that we all desire."
August 1, 2017 In The News
At a town hall Monday night at Crofton Community Library, Rep. Anthony Brown discussed subjects ranging from international boycotts to local hospitals with a room full of constituents. He weighed in on national issues like health care. Brown said he is for single-payer health care — he has been the beneficiary of it himself, he said, during his time in the U.S. Army. He also commented on transgendered persons serving in the military, saying the military should want anyone who is ready, willing and able to serve.
July 27, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the VA Staffing and Vacancies Transparency Act of 2017 – a bill requiring the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to post the number of job vacancies at the VA and report to Congress on what steps the Department is taking to reach full staffing capacity. Currently, the Department has posted 2,300 openings despite having nearly 50,000 total vacancies, 92 percent of them are doctors, nurses, mental health counselors and other clinical professionals.
July 27, 2017 In The News

Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown said President Trump’s decision on transgender troops marked a “a dark day for our Armed Forces and our nation.”

The president abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender people serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance." His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw currently serving transgender soldiers into limbo.

July 27, 2017 Video

Yesterday, on July 26, Congressman Brown spoke out against President Trump's statement banning transgender Americans from the United States Armed Forces

July 26, 2017 Press Release
I am deeply disappointed in President Trump’s decision to withdraw such a fundamental right from American citizens. I firmly believe that all people, regardless of gender identification, should have the right, privilege and responsibility to participate in the defense of our country. Thousands of transgender Americans are honorably serving in the military, and I reject any action that diminishes their courage and sacrifice. This is a dark day for our Armed Forces and our nation.