The men and women of our Armed Forces face many challenges as they protect our nation. Because of the unique challenges they face and solemn sacrifices they make, Congress must support the needs of service members both on the battlefield and upon their return. The recent exposure of the mistreatment of veterans seeking assistance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) again underscores the need to improve the delivery of assistance to our nation’s veterans. The scandals prove that the stakes are high: Congress must get VA reform right this time. As I work with my congressional colleagues to address the needs of our nation’s veterans, the policies I advocate must have a meaningful impact on our veterans in Idaho. In an effort to improve my understanding of veterans’ needs, I invite Idahoans to share their VA experiences with me through a brief survey.
In the wake of last year's scandals involving the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), I created a veterans survey to learn more about the experiences and needs of Idaho's veterans community. The 2014 Veterans Survey was an invaluable tool. I read the comments that came in and heard loud-and-clear the voices of Idaho veterans. Their voices have shaped my actions on veterans policy and legislation. For example, several veterans told me of their experiences with Agent Orange. Because of their insight, I am a co-sponsor of measures such as S.901, the Toxic Research Exposure Act, and S. 681, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.
NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) Case No. CV13-8240 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI IN RE: Paul Anthony Johnson Jr. A Petition to change the name of Paul Anthony Johnson Jr., now residing in the City of Post Falls, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Kootenai County, Idaho. The name will change to Ajay Anthony Johnson. The reason for the change in name is: Not known personally or professionally by birth name. A hearing on the petition is schedule for 9:00 o'clock A.M. on December 30, 2013 at the Kootenai County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: November 15, 2013. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Susan McCoy Deputy Clerk Legal 9749 November 27, 2013 December 4, 11, 18, 2013