During Virginia Women Veterans Week, Congresswoman Wexton hosted a roundtable focused on issues specific to women veterans at the VFW Post 1177 in Leesburg
Leesburg, VA — Yesterday, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) hosted a Women Veterans Roundtable at the VFW Post 1177. Several veteran support and service organizations from across the district were present, including:
Loudoun County Community Veteran Engagement Board (LCCVEB)
Northern Shenandoah Valley Community Veterans Engagement Board (NSV CVEB)
Serve Our Willing Warriors
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Virginia Employment Commission – Jobs For Veterans State Grant
The roundtable featured women veterans from across branches, ranks, and eras of service. Participants discussed the specific needs of women veterans with a strong focus on access to care and services for returning women servicemembers.
"It's important that we continue to work towards improving the level of care and services we offer our veterans, but we also need to ensure that women veterans—the fasting growing sub-population of military and veteran communities—receive the equal treatment they deserve," said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. "Our roundtable brought together nonprofits and officials from every level of government to help address some of the issues women veterans face. Our women veterans have made tremendous sacrifices, it's our responsibility to provide a level of care and support that recognizes that sacrifice."
The roundtable took place during Virginia Women Veterans Week, a week-long recognition of Virginia women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Background on Veterans Advocacy as a Member of Congress:
During her time in office, Congresswoman Wexton has voted for the Veterans' Access to Child Care Act, which passed the House with strong bipartisan support. This bill would make the VA’s Child Care Pilot Program permanent and would expand the program so veterans have a convenient, cost-free child care option when they go to the VA for medical appointments.
Cosponsored the Veterans Treatment Court Coordination Act. This bill would establish a program within the DOJ, in coordination with the VA, to provide grants, training, and technical assistance to help state, local, and tribal governments develop and maintain veterans treatment courts.
Congresswoman Wexton's District Staff has been working closely with Loudoun County and the DC VAMC to bring VA telehealth capabilities to Loudoun County.