Congresswoman Young Kim (CA-39) hosted a veteran’s roundtable in Brea with Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Bost (IL-12).
As the wife and sister of US Army Veterans, Kim has been a staunch advocate for servicemen and women since joining Congress, by prioritizing healthcare, education, housing assistance, and mental health resources for veterans returning home.
Earlier this year, Kim joined Republican colleagues to introduce a bipartisan resolution expressing support for the designation of August 1, 2021, as Gold Star Children’s Day and the Veterans and Family Information Act (HR 2093) to expand access to resources at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The roundtable included local veterans, community leaders, and Gold Star families across California’s 39th District to discuss expanding healthcare for veterans, a Veterans Cemetery in Anaheim Hills, and a Veterans Hospital in Orange County.
“California’s 39th District is home to more than 27,000 military veterans who bravely answered the call to serve in our nation’s uniform and put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedoms. We must have their backs as they had ours,” said Congresswoman Kim.
“Hearing directly from local veterans, community organization leaders and gold star families across Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties allows me to fight for them in Congress and ensure their voices are heard,” she continued.
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