Secretary DeVos to Honor Chinese-American World War II Veterans

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Secretary DeVos to Honor Chinese-American World War II Veterans

As the co-chairs of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao will deliver remarks at the Chinese-American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, which will be hosted by General Counsel, performing the duties of Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary, James Byrne.

The Administration officials will honor five surviving Chinese-American World War II veterans and recognize the new law that allows for Chinese-American World War II veterans to be eligible to receive the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor.

On Dec. 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act, which passed unanimously Sept. 12, 2018, by the U.S. Senate (S. 1050) and unanimously Dec. 12, 2018, by the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 2358).

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
General Counsel, performing the duties of Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary, James Byrne

What :

Remarks at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders' Chinese-American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony (open press; no availability)

When :

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at 10 a.m. EST

Where :

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Conference Center, Room 230
810 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
NOTE: Credentialed media interested in attending the event should RSVP to press@ed.gov by 7:30 a.m. EST, on Tuesday, Jan. 29. A valid media credential and photo ID will be required for access to the event. 
Press should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event for security screening.