Lee appointed to Veterans’ Affairs Committee

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U.S. Rep. Susie Lee speaking at a Families Belong Together rally in June 2018.
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U.S. Rep. Susie Lee speaking at a Families Belong Together rally in June 2018.

Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee has been named to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

The committee is responsible for recommending legislation related to veterans’ benefits. It also has jurisdiction over retiring and disability pensions for veterans.

A seat on Veterans’ Affairs Committee can also afford members an opportunity to build a profile with a key electoral constituency.

Lee is the daughter of an Army veteran, which she said gave her firsthand knowledge of the importance of caring for veterans once they return from active duty.

“Hundreds of thousands of veterans call Nevada home, which is why I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve them on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and use my voice to fight for them every day,” Lee said. “I will fight to have a fully funded and functional Veterans Administration and ensure every service member has access to critical programs like job training and education, mental health services, and health care.”

Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Mark Takano (CA-41), said he was pleased to welcome new members and looks forward to “continuing our work to improve access to care, expand earned benefits, and protect whistleblowers and student veterans.”

Jeniffer Solis
Reporter | Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies. While at UNLV she was a senior staff writer for the student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and a news reporter for KUNV 91.5 FM, covering everything from the Route 91 shooting to UNLV housing. She has also contributed to the UNLV News Center and worked as a production engineer for several KUNV broadcasts before joining the Nevada Current. She’s an Aries.

2 COMMENTS

  1. https://youtu.be/wgsgzzAnvtk

    Please see that this gets to Mrs. Lee as she sits on a board that should be able to help. I am denied the right to report to the same agency who gives me inadequate service. It is my constitutional right and I have defended this country and preserved this nations rights while it allows me to be killed. I dont know what is more disheartening, not being helped by your abuser or not being helped by the people that are in place and can assist. This is why 22 veterans die a day and by this article Nevada is still the highest state.

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