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April 09, 2022

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Hosts Veterans Service Day, Presents Hire Heroes With $720,000 Grant

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) presented Hire Heroes USA, a local nonprofit organization that assists veterans transitioning to civilian life, with $720,000 in federal funding.

“Our servicemembers put themselves in harm’s way for our safety and freedom,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “When our veterans come home, we owe it to them to do everything we can as they transition to civilian life. Hire Heroes is leading the way. I am proud of their work and look forward to continuing our partnership to help serve those who serve us.”

In spring of 2021, Rep. Bourdeaux submitted ten funding requests for important community projects in Georgia’s 7th District to the House Appropriations Committee. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 includes funding for all ten of her community projects. 

“This congressional appropriation will provide significant support to Hire Heroes USA’s ongoing veteran employment programs, including our highly effective Partnered Career Transition (PaCT) program, Federal Sector employment program, and Volunteer Mentor Network, resulting in improved employment outcomes for the transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses in Georgia’s 7th District,” said Hire Heroes USA CEO Andrew Sandoe. “We are grateful for Congresswoman Bourdeaux’s support and her advocacy for military families.  As the leader in veteran and military spouse employment, Hire Heroes USA remains committed to providing exceptional care to our military families and continuing to assist all veterans throughout Georgia.”

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford