September 19, 2023

In Case You Missed It: Ranking Member Takano Receives Wounded Warrior Project Legislator of the Year Award

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WASHINGTON, DC – In case you missed it: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mark Takano (CA-39) has been selected by Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to receive one of its Legislator of the Year awards, which recognizes outstanding legislative effort and achievement to improve the lives of wounded, ill, and injured veterans.? 

“I am honored to receive this award from the Wounded Warrior Project. In the 117th Congress I had the privilege of serving as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs,” said Ranking Member Takano. “We made historic gains in enhancing benefits provided to veterans by VA through the Honoring Our PACT Act and many other important laws. Our fight is not over, and it will not be over until every veteran has the support from the country they bravely served.” 

Ranking Member Takano authored and introduced The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, or PACT Act, in the House. The act represents the most significant expansion of health care benefits for veterans in more than a generation and guarantees healthcare and benefits for veterans who have become ill after being exposed to burn pits and toxins during their service. 

Ranking Member Takano received his award at WWP’s annual Courage Awards & Benefits Dinner last week. The awards honor America's wounded warriors and the supporters who make it possible for WWP to provide free life-changing programs and services.? 

“WWP is indebted to Rep. Takano for his extraordinary dedication to the veteran community,” said Jose Ramos, vice president of government and community relations for WWP. “Without his work, America’s support system and services for veterans would look very different, and we are honored to be able to recognize him with our Legislator of the Year Award.” 

Photo caption: Representative Takano with WWP CEO Mike Linnington and Vice President of Government and Community Relations Jose Ramos.