Joint Hearing of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives at 1:00 p.m. CDT.
Opening Statement of Hon. Zachary T. Space, a Representative in Congress from the State of Ohio
Dear Members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Commander Barton, and Members of Disabled American Veterans,
I would like to submit for the record my most sincere apologies for my absence this afternoon. An unexpected family emergency has called me away from my Congressional duties. While I would like very much to be in attendance today to review the important legislative agenda of Commander Barton and his colleagues at Disabled American Veterans, I must be with my mother on the loss of her husband.
I appreciate your understanding on this matter. Please know that I remain committed as ever to the important work of this committee and those that it serves.