BOZEMAN, MT — This afternoon, as part of her weekly “Wednesdays with Williams” online discussion, Kathleen Williams, candidate for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat, spoke with Veterans Advocate Rick Gale about making sure our country’s veterans get the services and support they deserve. Kathleen took questions from a live Facebook audience.
“Our veterans deserve the best services and treatment that we can provide them, given that they and their families have sacrificed so much for us,” said Kathleen. “I’m from a military family. My father was a World War II veteran and my husband was a Vietnam-era veteran. I know the importance of sacrifice, and the commitment people have made to this country. They deserve so much more than lip service.”
During her time in the Montana Legislature, Kathleen has consistently voted to support our veterans. Kathleen voted for funding Veteran homes in Columbia Falls and Southwest Montana, a $1,000 scholarship program for Purple Heart recipients and a home loan program for veterans and Gold Star families.
In Congress Kathleen will continue her commitment to improving the lives and well-being of veterans. She will fight to provide the services veterans need and the opportunities they deserve, including:
- Ensure that veterans’ (and their families’) skills gained overseas or during service can be more easily integrated into civilian employment.
- Ensure Veterans have practical access to health care and services, including mental health, in their communities while preserving and improving the VA.
- Honor the sacrifices of our veterans, service members, and their families by advancing diplomacy, rebuilding relationships with our allies, and reasserting Congress’ role in acts of war.
Kathleen Williams has been called the “candidate Montana has been waiting for.” A three-term legislator with a nearly four-decade career solving tough issues and getting results, she is true to Montana—hard-working, independent, and honest. In Congress, she’ll stand up to special interests and partisan gridlock, and work just as hard for Montanans as they do every day.