Media Release from the Office of Congresswoman Susie Lee
Henderson, Nev. – Last night, Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) released the following statement after the President signed H.R.1198, a bill renaming the 404 South Boulder Highway post office to the “Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building,” into law. Rep. Lee drafted and introduced the legislation in February, making this her first ever original bill signed into law.
“Honoring the dedicated service of our Veterans can be done in big and small ways,”said Rep. Lee. “As the daughter of a Veteran, I couldn’t be prouder to use my role as a member of Congress to rename the 404 South Boulder Highway post office to the Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office. This will be an everyday reminder that our freedom is thanks to the sacrifices of countless men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. Recognizing and remembering what our Veterans have done to defend and protect our country matters. It matters so we never take for granted the sacrifices of so many so we may prosper. It matters so our children learn to value selflessness. It matters so we never forget that our Veterans deserve every single American’s support. I’m honored to be in a position to memorialize our Veterans with this new name, but my fight for the rights, benefits, and dignity of our Veterans is far from over.”
BACKGROUND: Rep. Lee sits on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and chairs the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, which has oversight and investigative jurisdiction over the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) major IT projects and technology modernization programs, such as the Electronic Health Record (EHR) modernization program and the Financial Management Business Transformation (FMBT). The Subcommittee also oversees cybersecurity, data privacy and management, and technology innovation at the VA.
This month, Reps. Lee and Steve Watkins (Kan.-02) introduced the bipartisan Leave No Veteran Behind Act, which would require the VA to reach out to Veterans whom they have not had contact with in two or more years, in order to ensure that every Veteran is aware and has access to the comprehensive medical services provided by the VA.
In July 2019, Reps. Lee and Denver Riggleman (Va.-05), launched the bipartisan Veterans Education Caucus to highlight the experiences of student Veterans, and create a space for members of Congress to collaborate in a bipartisan fashion on policies and solutions to improve student Veterans’ lives and enhance their educational and economic opportunities.