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IAVA | March 3, 2021

IAVA Testifies Before a Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees

IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler testified before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on Thursday, March 4th to discuss our advocacy priorities for the 117th Congress. IAVA was extremely honored to have had the opportunity to outline our priorities and share the experiences and opinions of our 425,000 members. Butler spoke on topics surrounding mental health, toxic exposure, education benefits, services for female veterans and other pressing issues facing the post-9/11 generation of veterans. IAVA was joined by The American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Jewish War Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Wounded Warriors Project, and other prestigious veteran service organizations. 

IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler’s statement begins at 2:29:00

You can download and read the full testimony here.

IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 400,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans and IAVA’s programs are second to none. Any veteran or family member in need can reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force at or 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) to be connected promptly with a veteran care manager who will assist. IAVA’s The Vote Hub is a free tool to register to vote and find polling information. IAVA’s membership is always growing. Join the movement at


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