SVA Capitol Hill Appearance

On March 3, Student Veterans of America testified before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committee.

During the hearing we laid out our policy priorities on behalf of student veterans, service members, families, survivors, and allies for the coming year. This annual opportunity allowed us to voice student veteran needs and policy recommendations before the lawmakers and staff responsible for advocating for veterans in Congress.

The policy priorities we advocated for this year come directly from conversations and feedback from NatCon 2020, Regional Summits, The Leadership Institute, and chapter visits, we’ve built a robust agenda to bring to Congress. 

Additionally, I met with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Senator Patty Murray as well as representatives from the offices of Adam Smith (WA-09), Rick Larsen (WA-02), and Denny Heck (WA-10).

When the invitation was sent to SVA members to join the national headquarters on Capitol Hill, my passion for veteran services and technology took over. It was a great opportunity to advocate for a community that I care for.

Jared Lyon, President of the Student Veterans of America and I in the hearing chamber.
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and I after our conversation on SVA legislative priorities.