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AUCD - Plenary C: We ALL Belong Here! Engaging with Congress to Achieve Inclusive Communities [Note: Held on Capitol Hill]

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-106

Session Description

With the goal of hearing from a broader spectrum of congressional leaders and their staff, AUCD is taking the closing plenary to Capitol Hill. Join us to hear from legislative champions about their priorities and policies around achieving inclusive communities.



Senator Tammy Duckworth (Illinois)

Senator Bob Casey (Pennsylvania)

Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah)

Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagen (American Samoa)



Congressman Bobby Scott (Virginina)

Congressman Chris Smith (New Jersey)



Photo of Tammy DuckworthSenator Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was among the first Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Duckworth served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years before retiring from military service in 2014 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 after representing Illinois’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms. Read more about Senator Duckworth on her official webpage.


Senator Bob Casey

Bob Casey believes that “all public service is a trust, given in faith and accepted in honor.” Since he was elected to the United States Senate in 2006, he has worked to create family sustaining jobs and foster financial security for Pennsylvania families; protect our children and invest in their futures; ensure safety at home and respect for America abroad; promote honesty and accountability in government; preserve the dignity of the vulnerable of all ages among us; and advocate for his constituents and help them solve problems they face. Read more about Senator Casey on his official webpage.


Photo of Orrin HatchSenator Orrin Hatch

Over more than four decades of public service, Senator Orrin Hatch has established himself as a leading conservative voice in the United States Senate. As the upper chamber's most senior Republican, he currently serves as President Pro Tempore and as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Read more about Senator Hatch on his official webpage.



Photo of Aumua AmataCongresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Aumua Amata was elected as American Samoa's third Member of Congress on November 4, 2014. She is the first woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from American Samoa, the first Republican woman of Samoan descent in Congress and the highest elected Asian-Pacific Republican officeholder. Read more about Congresswoman Radewagen on her official webpage.