Our veterans sacrificed to defend our country. Pete Ricketts believes America must keep its commitments to them. That means making sure our veterans can get good-paying jobs. It also means quality services when they return home.
As Governor, Pete signed a bill fully exempting military retirement income from state income tax. He launched a state program to ease the transition from military service to civilian employment.
As Senator, he’s introduced the Tax Cuts for Veterans Act to cut federal taxes on military retirement pay. Pete promotes veteran hiring across the public and private sector. It’s a win-win for veterans and American businesses. He supports the Major Richard Star Act which would provide combat-injured veterans with less than 20 years of military service their full benefits. He is fighting to ensure veterans across the state have access to quality healthcare. He supports increasing access to mental health and suicide prevention services while lowering veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.