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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Live from Capitol Hill: AMVETS Commander to Testify

AMVETS National Commander Duane J. Miskulin testified before a special joint session of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs on Capitol Hill this morning in Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, outlining AMVETS' legislative agenda for 2010.

Below are additional photos from this morning's special hearing before a joint session of the House and Senate committees on Veterans Affairs. For details from this morning's hearing, Click Here. To view video from this morning's hearing, Click Here.

(Hundreds of AMVETS in Washington for this weekend's national executive committee meeting and Silver Helmet Awards packed into Dirksen room G-50 for this morning's hearing.)

(Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) thanks each of the veterans organizations on this morning's panel for their continued dedication to improving veterans' services, while Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) looks on.)

(Cmdr. Miskulin reads his prepared remarks during this morning's hearing, highlighting the persistent VA claims backlog and the invisible wounds of war.)

(Top photo: Cmdr. Miskulin delivers his remarks, as members of the House and Senate committees on Veterans Affairs look on during this morning's special joint session. All photos by Ryan Gallucci.)

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