Congressman Anthony Brindisi, joined by members of his Veterans' Advisory Council at Utica Post 229 today, announced his veterans agenda and priorities on the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

Brindisi's plan -- "Serving Upstate New York Veterans" -- focuses on improving veterans health care and access to healthcare for rural veterans.

Brindisi also wants to increase economic opportunities for veterans and connect veterans with the resources and support they need.

“One of our most important duties as Americans is taking care of those who bravely fought for our freedoms and way of life. Almost 50,000 men and women across New York’s 22nd congressional district answered the call to serve, and they deserve access to the best jobs, education, health care, and community services,” said  Brindisi.

The Congressman held his first Veterans' Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday in Cortland.