ATLANTA – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Thursday announced that he will hold a series of veteran-focused events throughout the month of August while he is in Georgia for the month-long work period.
Isakson will meet with officials at four of Georgia’s U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities located in Atlanta, Augusta, Dublin and Hinesville. He will also hold a series of public town hall meetings that will focus on veterans and their care. The public is invited to attend these meetings.
The public and media are invited to attend the following veteran-focused town hall meetings:
Laurens County Thursday, August 14, 2014 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. McGrath Keen Sr. Conference Center, Dublin-Laurens Co. Chamber of Commerce 1200 Belleview Avenue, Dublin, Ga. 31021
Richmond County Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. American Legion Post 205 2102 Highland Avenue, Augusta, Ga. 30904
Liberty County Friday, September 5, 2014 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Hinesville City Hall 115 East M.L. King, Jr. Drive, Hinesville, Ga. 31313
Isakson, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has made it a priority in Congress to ensure our nation’s veterans are given the care and support they deserve once they have returned home from the battlefield. Most recently, he worked diligently as a Senate negotiator to reach a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 that will improve care for veterans at VA health care facilities across the country.
Isakson has taken an active role in the Senate in helping shine a light on the VA’s problems, including holding a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing at the Atlanta VA health care facility in August 2013.