FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC – August 18, 2022

HillVets is proud to announce that Representative August Pfluger (TX-11) 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.

“As a former fighter pilot who served 20 years in the military, I have seen first-hand some of the many challenges that our veterans face upon returning home. Our Nation bears a responsibility to ensure every military member who puts their life on the line to serve our country receives the care they earned when they return home, and no group is better equipped to advocate for these heroes than the veterans and family members who personally made these sacrifices, said Representative Pfluger. “I am proud to partner with HillVets in its mission to place more veterans, transitioning service members, and Gold Star family members in impactful positions in Congress. It is an honor to work alongside their organization to support and expand career and advocacy opportunities for our heroes through fellowships on Capitol Hill.”

HillVets believes that the voices of military-connected individuals need to be heard throughout the policymaking process. It is with the help of Representative Pfluger and all our HillVets House Ambassadors that we can provide them with the chance to contribute their lived experience, knowledge expertise, and perceptions to the issues that most impact them.

“As a Veteran himself, Representative Pfluger understands the vital importance that the voice of the military-connected community can contribute to public policy-making,” noted Jodi Harman, HillVets Director of Programs. “We are extremely grateful to the Congressman for joining the growing list of HillVets House Ambassadors and look forward to working with office in the future.”

About HillVets

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.

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