U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will be in Augusta on Tuesday for a number of veteran-focused meetings and a defense update.
Isakson will begin his visit with a tour of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, where he will meet with facility staffers, according to a news release.
Isakson also will meet with the leadership at Fort Gordon for a defense update and briefing. He will end with a town hall meeting from 3:15 to 4 p.m. that will be open to the public and will primarily focus on Georgia’s veterans. He will provide a brief update from Washington and spend the remainder of the meeting taking questions from constituents.
Isakson urged veterans and their families to attend in order to share any concerns about access to health care, benefits and other general concerns or comments.
Isakson, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, was a Senate negotiator on the conference committee that produced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 to improve care at VA health care facilities nationwide.
The legislation came after three cancer patients died at the Augusta VA in 2011 after more than 4,500 gastrointestinal appointments were delayed.