Independence Day Message
By: Senator Elizabeth Dole On July 4th, we celebrate 238 years of freedom first won by the members of a young nation who banded together in support of a higher cause. Americans left behind their shops, schools, farms, and businesses to join a military that bore the cost of that freedom against near-impossible odds. The families of our first service members followed units from battle to battle, to cook and care for the wounded. At home, their loved ones sewed uniforms, prepared supplies, and
Senator Elizabeth Dole Statement on Bob McDonald Nomination
President Obama's nomination of Bob McDonald for Secretary of Veterans Affairs is an encouraging sign of the President's intent to move swiftly in a bipartisan manner to immediately and effectively overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. I commend the President for recruiting a United States veteran with demonstrated experience leading a large, complex organization in the private sector. I am hopeful that Mr. McDonald's approach to effectively supporting military families will be holistic in
WWP Retreat offers Respite, Reflection and Relaxation
By Melissa Comeau, Elizabeth Dole Fellow In June 2014, The Elizabeth Dole Fellows from several states met at the Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania for a team building retreat sponsored by Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). What was sure to be a fun filled weekend with Military and Veteran Caregivers transcended into a very profound and meaningful opportunity to bond. The RAND study commissioned by The Elizabeth Dole Foundation identified that only 47% of post 9/11 military and veteran caregivers
Langevin, Michaud, Esty Introduce Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act
June 18, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI), Mike Michaud (D-ME) and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) today introduced legislation to improve services and support for family caregivers of military service members and veterans. This bill, a House companion to legislation introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), follows the release of a RAND Corporation report commissioned by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation outlining the many challenges faced by America’s military and veteran caregivers.