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ROSEN INVITES NEVADA VETERAN FRED WAGAR TO ATTEND PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

February 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) announced that Fred Wagar, a disabled veteran and Las Vegas resident, will be her guest at President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress tomorrow.

Fred Wagar is a retired Sergeant First Class in the US Army who served as a combat engineer with the North Dakota National Guard and later on active duty as an interpreter and interrogator. Fred completed military service in the US Army Reserve prior to retiring in 2006. He is a proud advocate for disabled veterans and their dependents and is married with four children and three grandchildren.

“I hope President Trump will remember that Fred is one of the millions of veterans who deserve more than just lip service,” said Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. “One way the President can show that he is serious about caring for our men and women in uniform is by scaling back the hiring freeze that has left our already understaffed Veterans Administration unable to fill positions and our military families without the child care they need.”

Congresswoman Jacky Rosen is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and recently co-sponsored H.R. 1001, “The Veterans Federal Hiring Protection Act of 2017.” The bill would exempt certain veterans, their spouses, and family members from President Trump’s hiring freeze, including the nearly 57,000 veterans who live in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District.

 

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