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  • Isakson Applauds Committee Approval of Nominee for Veterans’ Employment Agency

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today applauded the bipartisan committee approval of John Lowry III to be assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service, often referred to as DOL-VETS for short. "I am glad to again support Mr. Lowry to serve in this important role," said Isakson. "Employment is the key to ensuring a quality life after service, and the position for which Mr. Lowry has been...

  • Isakson Statement on VA Funding in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2020 budget request, which includes a total of $220.2 billion for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "President Trump's budget proposal reaffirms the administration's promise to provide our nation's veterans and their survivors with the benefits and care they deserve. This budget would provide funding to imple...

  • Isakson Receives Top Legislator Award from Veterans of Foreign Wars

    VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence presents the 2019 VFW Congressional Award to U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 6. WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, was honored on Wednesday by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) with its top legislative honor, the 2019 VFW Congressional Award. Isakson was selected as this year's recipient for his efforts to help secure...

  • Isakson Applauds Trump Administration’s Commitment to Veteran Suicide Prevention

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today applauded the administration's efforts to address the tragedy of veteran suicide. President Trump today signed an executive order, called the "President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide," which establishes a cabinet-level task force responsible for creating a comprehensive strategy with federal, state and community leaders to engage the veteran community, improve re...

  • Isakson Names Adam Reece as Senate VA Committee Staff Director, Leslie Campbell as Deputy Staff Director

    ATLANTA - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, has named Adam Reece as the majority staff director for the committee. Reece has served on the committee since Isakson became chair in 2015 and most recently served as the committee's deputy staff director. Isakson also promoted Leslie Campbell to serve as deputy staff director for the majority. "Adam is a great Georgian, a natural leader and as sharp as they come," said Isakson. "He has been wi...

  • Isakson, Tester Applaud Timely Implementation of VA Appeals Reform

    ATLANTA - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today released the following statements on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) timely implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017: "I am pleased with the VA's timely implementation of the legislation we enacted to dramatically improve the appeals process for our nation's veterans," said Isakson. "For too ...

  • Isakson, Roe Statement on Proposed Eligibility Criteria for Veterans’ Community Care

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and U.S. Representative Dr. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today issued a joint statement in response to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reaching a major milestone in the implementation of landmark legislation they authored to improve healthcare services for veterans. The VA MISSION Act was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed into law in Jun...

  • Isakson Elected to Third Term as Senate VA Committee Chairman

    Today, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., received a unanimous vote from his colleagues to serve a third term as chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs (VA) for the 116th Congress, which formally began on Jan. 3, 2019, and runs through Jan. 3, 2021. Isakson has served as chairman of the committee since January 2015. Isakson is a veteran himself - having served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966-1972 - and has been a member of the Senate VA Committee since he joined the ...

  • Isakson Applauds Senate Confirmation of Two VA Nominees

    ATLANTA - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., applauded the Senate's unanimous confirmation of James Gfrerer to be chief information officer (CIO) and assistant secretary for information and technology at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Tamara Bonzanto to be assistant secretary for accountability and whistleblower protection at the VA. "I'm pleased that the Senate has unanimously confirmed these two accomplished nominees to serve in very important roles at the VA," said Isakson...

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