The official blog of American Veteran Magazine, the national quarterly publication of AMVETS.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

UPDATE: Tammy Duckworth confirmed by Senate

Late last night, the Senate confirmed Tammy Duckworth as the new assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for public and intergovernmental affairs.

Duckworth, a wounded warrior who has fought for improved benefits and care since returning from Iraq, recently received AMVETS' presitigious Silver Helmet Award as 2009 Public Servant of the Year.

On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs unanimously approved her nomination.

AMVETS looks forward to working with Duckworth and the VA in the coming years to ensure that veterans receieve the proper care and recognition they have earned.

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