FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC – Thursday, May 26, 2022
HillVets is proud to announce that Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) has signed on as our newest HillVets House Ambassador. HillVets House Ambassadors are Members of Congress who publicly support the HillVets House Fellowship program and consider HillVets House Fellows for placement in their office to undertake substantive policy work. These Ambassadors are committed to assisting the military-connected community lead successful and impactful careers in the public policy realm.
HillVets House Fellowship (HVHF) program provides Veterans, Service-members, and surviving family members who wish to pursue a career in government, policy, and/or advocacy, the opportunity to serve as a Legislative Fellow in a Congressional office. Fellows develop relationships with peers and mentors while gaining substantive exposure to and understanding of all facets of the legislative process. Taking part in such experiences provides individuals with the necessary skills to find full-time employment in a policy-related position. Furthermore, HillVets offers safe, furnished, free housing for any of its Fellows who need it, as well as a monthly stipend. The HillVets House Fellowship program also provides numerous ways to broaden a Fellow’s professional network and a plethora of educational opportunities.
“I’m proud to be a Congressional Ambassador for HillVets,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “This is an excellent program that helps ensure veterans can leverage their experience and expertise to continue to serve our country through a career in government. I’ll continue to support veterans in my office, in my state, and across the country.”
HillVets believes that the voices of military-connected individuals need to be heard throughout the policymaking process. It is with the help of Senator Cortez Masto and our other HillVets House Ambassadors that we are able to provide them with the chance to contribute their lived experience, knowledge, and perceptions to the issues that most impact them.
“It was such an honor to meet Senator Cortez Masto and welcome her as a HillVets House Ambassador,” said Jodi Harman, HillVets Director of Programs & Communications. “We look forward to the day we place a capable, motivated HillVets House Fellow into her office.”
HillVets’ mission is to serve the military-connected community in and around our Nation’s capital with opportunity, mentorship, housing, peer support, education, and networking in their pursuit of second service in government, and the HillVets House Fellowship program is but one path we utilize to fulfill it.