As a proud member of a military family, with combat veterans going back to WW1, family members buried in the Battleship Arizona in Pearl Harbor and in the Veterans Cemetery in West L.A., I’m uniquely aware of the important sacrifice our men, women and families make by serving in our military. I have been a vigorous supporter of the Sepulveda Ambulatory Care VA Hospital and the West L.A. VA Hospital. We need to protect them from the threats posed by private developers. I will be a strong advocate for legislation providing benefits to our returning service members, as well as, benefits for the families of those killed in action. I believe we should never forget the sacrifice of all our service members by keeping better track of returning military personal so they get the services they deserve. That includes providing them with first-class medical care and other benefits to which they are entitled. I have already been acknowledged as a strong advocate for veterans and the sacrifices they have made.