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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 10:58

McCain Receives American Legion National Commander's Distinguished Public Service Award Featured

Julie Tarallo

SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN RECEIVES THE AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL COMMANDER’S DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD TODAY

SASC Chairman John McCain is awarded The American Legion National Commander’s Distinguished Public Service Award

“So we're living in a very dangerous world, my friends. We are in probably the most dangerous world we've been in, in 70 years. We're seeing the breakdown of the new world order that was formed after World War II… We are being tested in the South China Sea with the Chinese now… filling in islands… [in] gross violation of international law… We now have six million refugees out of Syria, 400,000 dead. We now have Vladimir Putin dismembering Ukraine, occupying Crimea. And today as we speak he will be testing this new administration.” – Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain speaking at The American Legion’s annual Washington Conferencetoday 

“We have an obligation to identify, resource and make available effective forms of treatment to help eliminate veteran suicide. We must eliminate veteran suicide. We owe that to every one of our veterans.” – SASC Chairman John McCain speaking at The American Legion’s annual Washington Conference today

“I want our veterans to have immediate care, whether it's at the VA or whether it's another health care provider. No one should be on a waiting list for days and weeks or months – no one.” – SASC Chairman John McCain speaking at The American Legion’s annual Washington Conference today

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered remarks today at The American Legion’s annual Washington Conference upon accepting the National Commander’s Distinguished Public Service Award. Chairman McCain discussed the many challenges facing the United States Armed Forces, as well as the need to fully reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including by addressing veterans suicide and making the Veterans Choice Program permanent and available to all veterans.

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