Hawley welcomes West Point Academy to Albany

Photo from Assemblyman Hawley’s office: Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) at far right poses with officers from West Point Academy in the Assembly Chamber on Wednesday.

Posted 2 May 2019 at 11:08 am

Press Release, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) met with West Point leaders and cadets in recognition of West Point Day at the State Assembly on Wednesday. A proud member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Hawley also has roots of his own in the military, his father was a veteran of World War II and Hawley himself served for seven years in the Ohio Army National Guard as well as the U.S. Army Reserves.

“It is always a great honor to host our West Point leaders and cadets who carry forward this incredible American military tradition,” Hawley said. “West Point embodies what makes America exceptional and its soldiers extraordinary. I commend all of those in the West Point family who continue to protect and serve with the honor and character that makes all of America proud.”

Hawley recently lead a successful bipartisan effort that gained national attention to ensure that the family members and spouses of deceased and disabled military members are provided college benefits free of charge. His vocal advocacy even garnered President Trump’s support for the policy after downstate lawmakers attempted to bury the bill in the legislative committee process.

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