Congressman Michael San Nicolas will lead and host the first congressional delegation (CODEL) to Guam during his term, hosting members of the Veterans Affairs Committee including Chairman Mark Takano.
The exact date is still being planned but will be set for the first week in October.
“We have been working closely with the Chairman in the Congressional Asia Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) of which we are both members. We emphasize regularly the need to address the unique challenges to veteran services in our islands and Chairman Takano has been graciously receptive,” San Nicolas said in a release.
The Veterans Affairs Committee has oversight over the Veterans Administration (VA) and includes all services related to veterans of the United States Armed Services.
“While our time is limited, we will be maximizing it with visits to our veteran medical facilities and making the delegation available for a Town Hall for our Veterans. We are extremely excited and humbled to be able to bring this level of awareness directly to the Committee, the Chairman, and most importantly our Guam Veterans, who await solutions for our patriotic community,” San Nicolas said.
The Guam Congressional Office is in the process of arranging venues and scheduling for the delegation and will publicly announce the visit date and townhall upon finalization.