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  • Isakson Thanks United Service Organizations for 75 Years of Service to Nation’s Military

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor to commend the United Service Organizations (USO) on its 75th anniversary: "I want to rise to recognize an organization that’s meaningful to all of us. It's called the USO, the United Service Organizations, a private organization chartered federally in 1941 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Congress of the United States. “Ame...

  • Isakson Honors First Anniversary of Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today delivered the following remarks at the Preventing Veteran Suicide summit hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to mark the first anniversary of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act and discuss further efforts to prevent suicide among veterans: "I’m delighted to be here today, particularly in the presence of the parents of Daniel Summers [and] the...

  • Isakson Statement on Committee Approval of VA Watchdog

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today released the following statement after the committee approved the nomination of Michael J. Missal to be Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "With scandal after scandal plaguing the VA, the top priority of the Inspector General must be helping to hold bad actors at the VA accountable and ensuring the integrity of the agency taking care of our veterans," sai...

  • VA improved, but has long way to go

    As published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Last year, we all watched with horror as a devastating scandal unfolded at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans around the country were dying as they waited for care. The resulting investigation revealed more tragedies, seemingly every day. As a Senate, we came together to pass the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 to give veterans the access they needed to quality health care and to begin to clean up an agency in tot...

  • Isakson Highlights 2015 Accomplishments for Veterans, Looks Ahead to Next Year

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, spoke on the Senate floor last week to highlight the Senate’s many accomplishments to help veterans get the care and benefits they deserve: "I think it is important that we pause for a moment at the end of the 2015 [and] look back upon the last 12 months. Particularly, we look back at the Department of Veterans (VA) and the veterans that have served our country and reflect on the proble...

  • Isakson: We Must Ensure Veterans Have Roadmap, Support System for Transition from Military

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, reaffirmed his commitment to improving the experience of veterans transitioning out of the military. "As one who has a state full of veterans and is grateful for what they do for our country, I am committed to making sure that we are a catalyst for a successful transition for all the veterans from active duty to veteran status," Isakson said at a committee hearing held yesterday to assess th...

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