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Boozman, Arkansas DAV Members Press for Improvements for Women Veterans

Urge Passage of Deborah Sampson Act

Mar 01 2019

WASHINGTON—Arkansas members of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) applauded U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) for his introduction of the Deborah Sampson Act, legislation to help ensure the VA supports the unique needs of women veterans.

DAV members were in the nation’s capital earlier this week pressing for congressional support of the organization’s 2019 legislative priorities which include improvements to women veterans’ health programs. DAV has endorsed the Deborah Sampson Act.Thelegislation would eliminate barriers to care and services that many women veterans face and would help ensure the VA can address the needs of women who are more likely to face homelessness, unemployment and go without needed health care.  

“DAV has been influential in identifying ways the Department of Veterans Affairs can strengthen its services. I look forward to continue working with DAV members as Congress crafts policies to ensure women veterans have equitable access to VA healthcare,” Boozman said. 

Arkansas members met with Boozman in advance of the joint Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs hearing to highlight DAV priorities for 2019 on February 26.

 

Boozman met on Tuesday, February 26 with Arkansas DAV members in Washington, D.C.

In prepared testimony, National Commander Dennis Nixon wrote that DAV encourages Congress to “dedicate appropriate resources specifically to help the department address identified deficiencies and improve programs and services for our nation’s women veterans.”
 
To watch Boozman’s questions to DAV leadership during the hearing click here.