Chairman Johnson to Hold Field Hearing on Tomah VA
This Tuesday, May 31, Sen. Johnson will bring the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that he chairs to Tomah for a second field hearing in Tomah to examine alleged overprescription at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center as well as patient deaths and an alleged culture of fear among hospital employees. In conjunction with the field hearing, Sen. Johnson will release findings from his extensive investigation into the problems at the Tomah VA.
WHEN: May 31, 2016
WHERE: Cranberry Country Lodge, 319 Wittig Road, Tomah
TIME: 10 a.m. CT
Fort McCoy Visit
Sen. Johnson Meets New Recruits
Sen. Johnson attended the annual "Our Community Salutes" event held for the first time at Fort McCoy. The national nonprofit organization recognizes and honors high school seniors who have committed to enlist in the armed forces following high school graduation.
New Mobile USO Truck
While at Fort McCoy last weekend, Sen. Johnson got the chance to check out the new mobile USO truck now in service around the 60,000 acres of Fort McCoy. Congratulations to the USO Wisconsin for their dedication to our active duty men and women with this new USO on wheels!
Armed Forces Day
Sen. Johnson was honored to attend the Armed Forces Week dinner in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin Club, where he met many veterans. He talked about the importance of hiring veterans, calling the U.S. armed forces the best training program available. Sen. Johnson is proud to have nine veterans on his staff - men and women who have a combined 125 years of service.
Sen. Johnson staffers attended the Fallen Hero planter placement at Wood National Cemetery last weekend to honor those who have served to defend our rights and freedoms. After Memorial Day, the planters will be given to veterans at the nearby Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Watch Sen. Johnson's Memorial Day message here.
Subscribe to New Podcast
This holiday weekend is a great time to subscribe to Sen. Johnson's new podcast. Get caught up on the first two episodes entitled "I'd love to be out fishing" and "Keep Vapin', Vicki." You will hear Sen. Johnson talk about the issues he's been thinking about during the week.