Saturday, July 30, 2016

Isakson to Speak at DAV National Convention


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

Friday, July 29, 2016
CONTACT: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777
Lauren Gaydos, 202-224-9126

Isakson to Speak at DAV National Convention
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, will deliver remarks and participate in a question-and-answer session at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) national convention on Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. Isakson will discuss his work as chairman to help veterans, including introducing the Veterans First Act, a bipartisan, comprehensive piece of legislation that would bring accountability reform to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as improve access to health care and benefits for veterans. 
Isakson will be joined by VA Secretary Robert McDonald during a “service and legislation” seminar at the convention. Both Isakson and McDonald will deliver remarks and answer questions.
Isakson will hold a brief media availability at 12:30 pm in Executive Conference Room 219 on the second floor in Atrium Tower of the Hyatt Regency hotel.
The seminar will be streamed online here. Media should RSVP to
WHO:         Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
                   VA Secretary Robert McDonald
WHERE:   Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Peachtree Street
                   265 Peachtree St. NE
                   Atlanta, GA 30303
WHEN:      1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
                   Sunday, July 31st, 2016
WHAT:      DAV National Convention
                   Service and Legislation Seminar
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