Paralyzed Veterans of America statement on Sen. Jerry Moran being named chairman of Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Executive Director Carl Blake issues statement


WASHINGTON — Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Kansas Senator Jerry Moran has been named as the new chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, replacing former Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson who retired at the end of 2019:

“We have worked closely with Chairman Moran since he first began serving on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Chairman Moran’s years of experience championing veterans’ issues make him uniquely suited to lead the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

We look forward to collaborating with Chairman Moran in his new role as we continue to address issues affecting catastrophically disabled veterans, their families, and caregivers.”

About Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For more than 70 years, the organization has ensured that veterans receive the benefits earned through service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

As a life-long partner and advocate for veterans and all people with disabilities, Paralyzed Veterans of America also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans of America serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Learn more at

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