Senate District 30
Frank Hoagland
Hoagland Kicks Off 134th General Assembly's First Ohio Veterans Caucus Meeting
April 21, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank Hoagland (R-Mingo Junction) and State Representative Haraz Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) on Tuesday held the first meeting of the Ohio Veterans Caucus, which explores new and innovative ways to aid veterans and their families during their service, as well as when they hang up their uniforms.

"I look forward to working with the members of the Ohio Veterans Caucus to represent our State's veterans well, and utilize all of the tools at our disposal to ensure they have the resources they need," said Senator Hoagland. "While many veterans face a variety of struggles, this caucus truly has a "one team, one fight" mentality. We look out for one another, and I thank all those who participated in our first meeting."

During the meeting, Stephen Reid (Adjutant General's Office) and Lucas Denney (Department of Veterans Services) laid out priority issues being discussed for the state's biennial budget, which is currently being considered by the Ohio legislature, as well as other statewide programs and initiatives.

Additionally, important information was shared regarding the efforts of veteran service organizations including AMVETS, American Legion and the VFW.

Senator Hoagland also highlighted the importance of a new Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) program, which he championed last General Assembly. The program is working to implement revolutionary technology that has been proven to save lives due to its effectiveness in treating PTSD and related health issues. Hoagland will continue to work with the caucus and key stakeholders to ensure it is available to as many veterans as possible.

For more information on the Ohio Veterans Caucus, or to receive information regarding future meetings, please contact Senator Hoagland's office at
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