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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia

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Rep. Comstock Named National Legislator of the Year by the Virginia Council of the Military Officers Association of America

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after she was named National Legislator of the Year by the Virginia Council of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA): 

“I am honored to receive the National Legislator of the Year Award from the Virginia Council of MOAA.  It has been a top priority of mine to fight for those who have served and defended our nation with honor.  One of the first bills I cosponsored this Congress was the WINGMAN Act, legislation that will give congressional district office staff easier, direct access to their constituents’ records in the Veterans Benefit Administration system so our veterans can have their cases resolved in a more expedient manner to get the benefits they deserve.  To help preserve the financial stability and security of military spouses, I have cosponsored H.R. 846, the Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act, important legislation that will help ensure the surviving spouses of military members are taken care of in the tragic event their husband or wife does not return from battle. I thank my friend and 10th District constituent Lt. Col. Oliver Carter (USAF-ret) and the members of the MOAA for their service in protecting our nation and look forward to continuing to work with them on even more legislation that will help our veterans and their families who deserve our loyalty.” 

“We were most impressed by Rep. Comstock's role in advancing cyber security through her Chairwoman position and she got high marks for her ability and willingness to work across the aisle,” said Virginia Council President Col. Steve Turner (USAF-ret).

In announcing the award, Virginia Council President Col. Steve Turner (USAF-ret) noted Rep. Comstock's strong support for veterans employment opportunities in last year’s National Defense Authorization Act, her participation in numerous military and veterans caucus' and her Chairwoman role on the Subcommittee for Research and Technology.