Washington, D.C. (June 3, 2021) –HillVets is excited to welcome Congressman Tony Gonzales (R, TX-23) as a HillVets House Ambassador. A HillVets House Ambassador is a Member of Congress who publicly supports the HillVets House Fellowship Program. Ambassadors like Congressman Gonzales believe in the idea of helping veterans seek a successful career in policy.
The HillVets House Fellowship Program is designed for veterans who wish to pursue a career in government, policy, and politics. The purpose of the program is to provide highly qualified veterans, servicemembers, and surviving family members with opportunities to network, develop relationships with peers and mentors, and gain experience by becoming a Legislative Fellow in a Congressional office. The Fellowship gives veterans the chance to experience the legislative process firsthand while building and developing the necessary skills needed to find full time employment in a policy related position. In addition, housing is available for veterans who need it, and a small monthly stipend is provided to all HillVets House Fellows. HillVets House Fellows receive a plethora of educational opportunities throughout their fellowship. Congressman Gonzales, and the growing list of ambassadors on our team, consider our Fellows for initial fellowship placement, as well as permanent positions within their office.
“As a veteran myself, I know how difficult the transition from active duty to civilian life can be, and it is incredibly helpful to have a supportive community like HillVets to aid in the transition process,” said Congressman Gonzales. “Our veterans and military families are also uniquely qualified when it comes to making policy as many of them have been or are still directly impacted by policy decisions from our government. I am excited to be a HillVets ambassador and seeing our community grow as a resource for our veterans and military families that want to work in Congress.”
HillVets believes that the voices, experiences, perspectives, and expertise of veterans should be an asset to the policymaking process on Capitol Hill. We thank Congressman Gonzales for joining us in our cause to increase veteran representation throughout the policy conversations that take place in Washington.
“We are delighted to welcome Congressman Gonzales to the HillVets Family!” said Jena Doyle, HillVets Director of Programs and Congressional Engagement. “Congressman Gonzales brings a unique viewpoint to Congress as a Navy Veteran and is the perfect example of how a veteran voice can be a positive addition to shape and influence policymaking. We are grateful to have him in our corner.”
HillVets’ mission is to serve the community of veterans, Service members, and supporters in our Nation’s Capital with opportunity, mentorship, housing, peer support, and training in their pursuit of continued service in government.
HillVets Media Contact
Jena Doyle—Director of Programs and Congressional Engagement; firstname.lastname@example.org; 339-788-2422
The Office of Congressman Tony Gonzales Media Contact
Paige Lindgren—Communications Director; email@example.com; 202-225-4511