Congresswoman Elaine Luria Vows to Fight for Disabled Veterans

February 26, 2019
Press Release
20-Year Navy Veteran Lauds DAV For Their Hard Work at Joint Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, during a joint House and Senate hearing highlighting the Legislative Presentation of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization, House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Chairwoman Elaine Luria made the following statement.

“Thank you, Commander [Dennis] Nixon, for being here and for all the work that you do to represent the veterans, one of whom is myself; after serving 20 years in the Navy, it was a DAV representative at Naval Station Norfolk who helped me file all my paperwork.

“I really appreciate your presence around the country and in our communities in continuing to help veterans and look forward to working with you toward that goal.

I had an opportunity recently to sit down with [V.A.] Secretary [Robert] Wilkie and talk about the goals moving forward for veterans and specifically the highlighted issues relative to female veterans, because there are more women who have served now and who are receiving care from the V.A.

“I am honored to serve as the Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee in the House, and I look forward to working with all of your members toward those issues and specifically making sure we get it right with regards to the Blue Water Veterans. Thank you again for being here today.”

Video of Congresswoman Luria’s remarks can be found here, beginning at 45:18.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.