Saturday, February 27, 2016

Isakson Praises Senate VA Committee General Counsel on Receiving Special Recognition Award


Senator Johnny Isakson (above) is the Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  His office issued the following last week:

Monday, February 26, 2016
Contact: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777
Lauren Gaydos, 202-224-9126

Isakson Praises Senate VA Committee General Counsel on Receiving Special Recognition Award
Amanda Meredith honored by Disabled American Veterans for years of service to veterans through work on committee, Veterans Court
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today applauded committee Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel Amanda Meredith on receiving the Special Recognition Award from Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a veteran service organization that advocates for veterans and their families to ensure they have access to the resources needed while transitioning back to civilian life.
Meredith, of Binghamton, New York, has worked for the committee for more than 10 years, where she currently focuses on veterans’ benefits policy. Previously, Meredith served at the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
“When I took over as chairman of this committee, I knew I needed Amanda Meredith by my side to see to it that veterans get the benefits they deserve,” said Isakson. “She is a great asset to our team and the veterans of America are lucky to have her working on their behalf.”
DAV National Commander Moses A. McIntosh, Jr., said Meredith’s “exemplary professionalism and unwavering spirit of cooperation with DAV and others have measurably contributed to stronger federal policies and laws to improve the lives of America’s veterans, particularly those injured or ill from their military service.”
            For more information about DAV and the Special Recognition Award, click here.
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 114th Congress.
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 Senate in 2005. Isakson’s home state of Georgia is home to more than a dozen military installations representing each branch of the military as well as more than 750,000 veterans.