ISSUE

Honoring Ohio’s Military Community and Strengthening Our National Security

Tim has always shown up for the veterans, service members, and military families who take on the unthinkable to keep us safe. In Congress, he has worked to cut servicemembers and their families in on the deal by raising pay, investing in new pathways to civilian life, and expanding and modernizing the support and care systems that serve our servicemembers and veterans. And in the Senate, he’ll continue to fight to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Tim is working to close the pay gap between National Guard members, reservists, and active duty servicemembers, and to increase pay and benefits for those who serve our country. He voted to extend GI Bill benefits to those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and helped pass the biggest military pay increase in years and the biggest increase in VA funding in history—all while continuing to push for health care resources that meet the needs of our veterans today, including new treatments for those struggling with PTSD, opioid use disorder, and chronic pain.

Tim also recognizes that one of the best ways of honoring our troops is by making sure they can get a good-paying job as they transition to civilian life, by expanding access to skills training and career opportunities, investing in programs like Helmets to Hardhats, and rewarding businesses that hire National Guard members, reservists, and veterans.

Tim understands that our defense needs and the challenges our military faces are constantly evolving. For instance, China is outpacing the United States in emerging technologies that give them a massive strategic advantage on the world stage. Tim is working to bring research dollars to Ohio to develop new defense technologies here, and to strengthen our defense industrial base so that instead of relying on foreign countries to supply our military, we can secure our supply chain and create good jobs in Ohio.