Two of the issues that I work on most are legislation to strengthen care for veterans and protect our waterways. This week I introduced two bills on these issues.

First, I introduced the Oath of Exit Act, which creates a voluntary separation oath for members of the Armed Forces in an effort to reduce veteran suicide. Throughout our lives, the most important commitments we make are spoken – whether it’s an oath upon joining the military, vows at a wedding or saying the pledge of allegiance. Integrity is more than just a word to my brothers and sisters in arms, so I know if we say we’ll look out for each other and ourselves, then we’ll do it. Learn more about that bill here.

Second, I introduced legislation to reduce the amount of plastics that are polluting our waterways. Ocean plastic pollution is a growing threat to clean water, and it’s a problem that is only going to get worse until we do something to stop it. This legislation would require the EPA to find new, innovative ways to remove microplastics from our waterways. Learn more about that bill here.

Check out this week’s video to learn more about both of these bills.

In case you missed it, here are a few other things that happened this week: