Today was another important step in making our community better for the veterans whose service we value so deeply. I attended the ribbon-cutting for the new women veterans wing at the Retsil Veterans Home in Port Orchard where I spoke about our efforts to keep more veterans at home and employed in our community. During this legislative session, I was proud to be the primary sponsor for Senate Bill 5849 which creates a peer-to-peer support network to connect veterans to services and realigns state government hiring practices to get more veterans into jobs. It was signed into law in May.
This is an ongoing priority for me and I’m very excited about the contribution this new women veterans wing will give to this effort to provide the best quality life we can give our veterans.