Senator Johnny Isakson is the Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. His office issued the following yesterday (so hearing is happening today):
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
Contact: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Anna Devanny, 202-224-9126
Isakson to Hold Nomination Hearing for VA Deputy Secretary Nominee James Byrne
WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a nomination hearing on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., to consider James M. Byrne to be deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Trump announced his intent to nominate Byrne on April 8, and his nomination was received by the Senate on April 29. Byrne has been VA general counsel since August 2017, and added the duties of acting deputy secretary in August 2018.
The hearing will be streamed online at www.veterans.senate.gov. Media planning to attend should RSVP to Majority_Press@vetaff.senate.gov.
WHO: Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
WHERE: 418 Russell Senate Office Building
WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Consideration of James M. Byrne to be deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 116th 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 Committee on Veterans’ Affairs 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 armed services as well as nearly 700,000 veterans.