Rep. Mark Takano Announces Support for Rep. Tim Walz for Ranking Member of House Veterans Committee in 115th Congress

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif) released the following statement announcing his support for Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), the highest ranking enlisted soldier ever to serve in Congress, for the position of Ranking Member of the House Veterans Committee in the 115th Congress.

“The men and women who make incredible sacrifices to protect this nation do so with the promise that they will be cared for and supported when they come home. As a veteran and as a passionate advocate for those who have served, I know that Congressman Walz will do everything in his power to make good on that promise. It will be an honor to join the House Democratic Caucus in electing him Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 115th Congress.

“As Acting Ranking Member, I’ve been privileged to help ensure Congress and the country fulfills its responsibility to honor the contributions of veterans and their families. I look forward to continuing to work with Congressman Walz and all of my colleagues on the Committee in pursuit of better care and stronger support for those who have served.”