Monday, November 11, 2019

Rep. Susie Lee Honors Our Veterans, Hosts Nevada Leaders at Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Dedication

US House Rep Susie Lee's office issued the following today:

November 11, 2019 
Press Release

Henderson, Nev. – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) hosted federal, state, and local Nevada leaders at a Veterans Day ceremony dedicating the newly-renamed Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office. The post office renaming is a result of Rep. Lee’s bill, H.R. 1198, which renames the 404 South Boulder Highway post office to the Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office. The President signed the bill into law on Aug. 21, 2019.
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.) delivered remarks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen (Nev. Assembly District 29), Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, and Henderson Councilwoman Michelle Romero also participated in the ceremony.  
“As the daughter of a veteran and member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, I am doing all I can to serve and honor our veterans,” said Rep. Lee. “Renaming the 404 South Boulder Highway Post Office to the Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office is a symbol and will be a daily reminder that our community is not whole without our veterans. But we must remember that serving our veterans does not end with recognition. The Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office—and Veterans Day as a whole—represents our dedication to fighting for the rights, benefits, and dignity of every Nevada veteran. To all our men and women who have served, we say thank you.”
“Henderson has a rich military tradition dating back to World War II, and renaming this post office memorializes our veterans and expresses our lasting gratitude for their service,” said Sen. Cortez Masto. “I’m proud to join the entire Nevada delegation in supporting this effort so that we are reminded of the countless contributions of our veterans every time we pass by this building.”
“Today, we proudly add a new chapter to the history of the Henderson Post Office and its service to the community,” said Henderson Postmaster Gregory Trinkaus. “We have the privilege of honoring the contributions of our men and women of military service—family, friends and neighbors who’ve cleared a long, hard road dating back to the birth of our nation.”
BACKGROUND: Rep. Lee has introduced, supported, and helped pass numerous pieces of legislation to improve the lives of America’s veterans, including the Newborn Care Improvement ActStudent Veteran Protection Act, and the Leave No Veteran Behind Act.  
Rep. Lee sits on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and chairs the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, which has oversight and investigative jurisdiction over the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) major IT projects and technology modernization programs, such as the Electronic Health Record (EHR) modernization program and the Financial Management Business Transformation (FMBT).  The Subcommittee also oversees cybersecurity, data privacy and management, and technology innovation at the VA. 
In July 2019, Reps. Lee and Denver Riggleman (Va.-05), launched the bipartisan Veterans Education Caucus to highlight the experiences of student Veterans, and create a space for members of Congress to collaborate in a bipartisan fashion on policies and solutions to improve student Veterans’ lives and enhance their educational and economic opportunities