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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson, Connecticut House Delegation Applauds Confirmation of Linda Schwartz to VA Post

September 18, 2014
Press Release

Washington — Today, after the Senate approved former Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz to the position of Assistant Secretary of Veteran Affairs for Policy and Planning,  Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut House delegation released the following statement:

“We are very pleased to see Linda Schwartz’s nomination move forward today, at this critical juncture for the VA. As the Assistant Secretary of Veteran Affairs for Policy and Planning, Linda brings a lifetime of expertise and hands-on experience to an agency that needs more people like her in top positions. An Air Force veteran herself, Linda spearheaded efforts during her ten years as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs to modernize resources—including the state veterans home in Rocky Hill—and expand access to critical supports and services. Linda has also worked tirelessly to ensure that Vietnam veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange receive the recognition and care that they deserve. As a nurse, an advocate, a veteran, and an expert in VA services, Linda has the qualifications, experience and dedication to help American veterans receive quality, timely care and supports that they have earned.”

Schwartz was nominated in August 2013. The Connecticut delegation previously sent two letters in support of Schwartz’s nomination, in September 2013 and June 2014.

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