October 08, 2021

Chairman Takano Welcomes VA Secretary McDonough to the Inland Empire

Press Contact

Jenni Geurink (202-819-4684) 


RIVERSIDE, CA – This week, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) welcomed Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to his district for the first time to tour VA facilities and meet with veterans across Riverside and the greater Los Angeles area. In the Inland Empire, the pair met with leadership, staff, and veterans at the Loma Linda Heath Care System and the San Bernardino Vet Center, heard from student veterans at the University of California Riverside and Riverside Community College, paid their respects to our fallen heroes at Riverside National Cemetery, and met veteran homeless advocates with U.S. Veterans Initiative (U.S. VETS) at March Veterans Village. Later in the week, Chairman Takano and Secretary McDonough met with veteran leaders from Riverside, toured the West LA VA Medical Center with VA leaders, and spoke with homeless veterans currently living in the San Vicente encampment.



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