The Progressive Independent Party truly understands what our veterans go through when they come home. Many of us are active duty or former servicemen and women and have worked for and with the VA for decades. That our nation requires all soldiers to give everything while posted, yet denies them so often when they return is deplorable. We are pursuing an aggressive agenda for Veterans upon their safe return home. This includes partnering with veteran-owned businesses for job training and placement, increasing the VA budget which seems to be cut every year, working with organizations that provide care and counsel during transitional periods, and establishing a state-by-state liaison office for local outreach.