For Immediate Release
Contact: Miles Migliara
National Communications Manager
AMVETS (American Veterans)
AMVETS National Headquarters, August 28, 2019 – American Veterans (AMVETS) would like to thank Johnny Isakson for his years of service to veterans and wish him well as his continues his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Senator Isakson is a veteran, himself, serving in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966 to 1972. He entered politics in 1974 and served for 17 years in the Georgia legislature in both the House and Senate, and began serving on the Senate VA Committee in 2005. Since earning the role of chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (VA) in 2015, Isakson has worked tirelessly to bring oversight and accountability to the agency responsible for providing care and support to our nation’s veterans.
Recently, under Senator Isakson’s leadership, the committee passed 25 pieces of legislation, which have all been signed into law. Its landmark legislation, S.2372, the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act, called the VA MISSION Act for short, includes some of the most significant reforms enacted to-date to improve the VA’s current healthcare delivery system and help provide veterans with more choice and fewer barriers to care. The Senator has played a key role in reforming veterans’ health care and benefits and making the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) more responsive to the veterans it serves.
Although this is due to the circumstances of illness, AMVETS is glad to see that Senator Isakson has recognized his time to step away from Congress and focus on his personal matters. Again, we thank the Senator for all he has done in the support of our nation’s heroes.
AMVETS is the nation’s largest and oldest Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization that is open to and fights for all veterans who served honorably, including reservists & guardsmen. AMVETS has been a nonpartisan advocate for veterans and their families for more than 70 years. amvets.org