Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Keeping Promises to America’s Veterans

Thursday, October 02, 2008 Program: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a special presentation:

Introduction by:

Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President of National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Distinguished Speaker:

Representative Chet Edwards (D-TX)

Representative Chet Edwards, as Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, has led the fight to provide a historic increase in funding to veterans’ programs, providing larger increases in the two years of his chairmanship than the previous majority had in the last 12. He will discuss efforts to reach out to and prioritize veterans over the last several years, an effort that was accelerated by Nancy Pelosi when she became Minority Whip. Her promotion to Speaker of the House translated into huge increases in veterans healthcare and benefits funding.

Admission is free.

Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005

Map & Directions Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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