Congresswoman Susan Davis Honors Military Families

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Washington, DC, November 3, 2014 | comments

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Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) recognized the sacrifices that military families make on behalf of America for Military Family Month.

“Military families face unique challenges and Congress must work to ensure their needs are met,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee. “With a large military presence in San Diego, everyday is military family month for me. They do so much on our behalf of our nation that we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude for their sacrifices.”

As Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, Davis has been instrumental in providing and protecting pay and benefits for military personnel and their families, including:

  • Ensuring a pay increase for service members every year
  • Increasing hostile pay and the family separation allowance 
  • Protecting health care benefits for military families
  • Establishing programs to help servicemembers find jobs when they transition out the military
  • Cracking down on military sexual assault by giving commands the tools to prosecute crimes swiftly and effectively while providing comprehensive resources to survivors

Davis has received honors from many organizations that advocate on behalf America’s armed services, the men and women who served and their families.

The highest award the Navy gives to a civilian, the Distinguished Public Service Award, was awarded to Davis in January 2013 for her "long and selfless service to the Nation's Sailors and Marines."

Most recently Davis received the Col. Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award from the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for her leadership in a range of initiatives to improve employment opportunities for transitioning service members. MOAA also awarded Davis in 2009.

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