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News and updates from the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
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Happy to all our military aviators and those who support their mission.
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U.S. Army Aug 16
Thank a Paratrooper. Today is , which honors Airborne Soldiers around the world. August 16, 1940, marked the date of the first official Army parachute jump at .
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Senate VA Committee Aug 16
Happy to our paratroopers and veterans, and a special shout-out to , home of Airborne School! Thank you for your service.
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Senator John Boozman Aug 14
My office interviewed Pete Ross of Conway, a veteran of the Korean & Vietnam Wars, for the . He has many fond memories from his military career including a time he learned he'd earned a promotion. Thankful for his service to our nation🇺🇸
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Senator John Boozman Aug 13
READ my latest column on efforts to improve student veterans' education benefits. This investment in our provides them w/ more tools and resources to prepare them for civilian life. As they pursue new careers, student vets need our support.
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Senator John Boozman Aug 11
A member of my staff conducted a workshop at the Wings of Honor museum in Walnut Ridge. Thankful more & more Arkansans are getting involved. If you’re interested in learning more: (photo cred: Wings of Honor museum)
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Senator John Boozman Aug 10
I echo in expressing our pride in everyone at the Birdeye State Cemetery for the work they do to honor the men and women who served our country. As their final resting place, it should always be a reflection of our deep respect, admiration & gratitude.
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Senate VA Committee Aug 15
I’m humbled and honored every day I’m able to serve our veterans as . We were proud to pass the ‘Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act’ to help our service members transition to civilian life and ensure they have education benefits that meet their needs.
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Senate VA Committee Aug 10
I look forward to continuing our efforts by working with my colleagues in Congress, and Secretary Wilkie to meet these challenges head on and transform the VA into a department worthy of our veterans.
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Senate VA Committee Aug 10
All veterans should receive the burial benefits they've earned regardless of where they are laid to rest. We passed the ‘Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act’ requiring to provide grave liners for veterans buried in cemeteries under the control of .
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Senate VA Committee Aug 9
The jobs of the 21st century are ever changing, and today’s workers never stop learning. The ‘VALOR Act’ streamlines the certification process for non-federal veterans’ job training programs.
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Senate VA Committee Aug 9
The opioid epidemic affects veterans and non-veterans alike. We passed the ‘VA Prescription Data Accountability Act’ to allow to securely share opioid data with states to help prevent over-prescription and abuse.
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Senate VA Committee Aug 8
To help our service members transition to civilian life and ensure they have education benefits that meet their needs, we passed the ‘Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act’ to make lasting reforms to the post-9/11 G.I. Bill.
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Johnny Isakson Aug 8
As , I’m proud of our progress, but our work in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is ongoing to ensure our veterans who have borne the battle receive quality care and services they can count on. Wrote to about some of our efforts:
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Senate VA Committee Aug 8
With the ‘Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act,’ we overhauled the appeals system to break down bureaucratic barriers and help develop an improved, more responsive and quicker system for veterans.
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Johnny Isakson Aug 7
I spoke with about our initiatives in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on behalf of veterans since 2017. We’re making important progress, but there’s more work to do at . If you’re in the Atlanta viewing area, tune in to at 6:00 p.m.
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Senate VA Committee Aug 7
We passed the ‘Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act,’ which finally gave leaders the tools to remove poor-performing or negligent employees and formalized a process for protecting the rights of whistleblowers.
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Senate VA Committee Aug 7
Today we honor those who have received the Purple Heart Medal and thank them for their service and sacrifice to our nation.
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Senate VA Committee Aug 6
To ensure our veterans have access to the best possible care, support and benefits that they have earned, we passed landmark legislation to dramatically improve the way the VA delivers health care.
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Senate VA Committee Aug 6
Over the last 18 months, we have made great progress, developing legislation and building consensus on proposals that are effective and meet the needs of veterans.
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