New Director of Oregon Veterans Dept.

By Oregon Department of Veterans
Press Release,

Gov. Kate Brown announced today the appointment of Sheronne Blasi (pronounced “Share-ON Blaze-ee”), a 14-year Navy veteran, to serve as the next director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, pending Senate confirmation in February. Once confirmed, Blasi will become the first woman veteran to head the agency in its 72-year history. Continue reading

Bill to help veterans victims of natural disaster

Congressman Kurt Schrader,
Press Release

Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR), along with Congressmen Ted Poe (R-TX) ), Al Green (D-TX), and Kevin Brady (R-TX), filed H.R. 3940, the bipartisan Veterans Education Disaster Act, which would ensure that veterans will continue to receive the housing stipends and supply fee payment waivers that they are entitled to receive when they face extended school closures due to natural disasters. Continue reading