To the Journal editor:
I have never been a big fan of politicians, and am particularly disgusted when politicians use veterans as political props. But like every rule, there is an exception and his name is Dr. Dan Benishek. Ever since the moment he got into Congress, he has worked tirelessly on the Veteran Affairs Committee to pass legislation that has helped countless numbers of veterans.
Before he went to Washington, the Congressman served as a doctor at the Iron Mountain VA for over twenty years, and he even has a daughter that served in Afghanistan. On top of that, he's visited our troops in Afghanistan and Walter Reed Hospital to hear our concerns about veteran compensation and disability.
Dr. Benishek has demonstrated that his fight for veterans is a personal commitment. He just recently introduced legislation called "Break the Backlog" which will help streamline the claims process so veterans can access their treatment and benefits quickly and efficiently.
As a veteran, I have at times been frustrated by the VA, like most veterans, but I feel reassured knowing that Dr. Benishek is doing all that he can to make the VA better suited to serve veterans.