29 Nov '16, 8pm

PRESS RELEASE: IAVA Urges House Leadership to Appoint Veterans to Committee Posts

New York, NY (November 29, 2016) – Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to appoint veterans to lead the House Committee on Veterans Affairs for the 115th Congress. Currently, the percentage of Members of Congress who have served in the military is only 20%, down from a peak of more than 70% in the House and Senate in 1971. Veteran leadership of the Committee on Veterans Affairs will help ensure that those who have served get an opportunity to prioritize the veterans issues that are put before the rest of Congress. Full text of the letter can be found below and here . For more information on specific policy recommendations for the President, Congress and all elected officials, please see the IAVA Policy Agenda . IAVA is the leading voice of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in Wash...

Full article: http://iava.org/press-release/iava-urges-house-leadership...

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