Hagedorn Hosts Coronavirus Call with Veteran Service Officers

March 19, 2020
Press Release

MANKATO, Minn. – Today, Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) hosted a conference call with Veteran Service Officers (VSO) from across southern Minnesota, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Hagedorn provided an update on the federal response to COVID-19 and answered questions relating to best practices for staying safe and social distancing, access to medical care and testing, and provisions of the stimulus package currently being negotiated.

“Protecting America’s most vulnerable, which includes so many of our nation’s veterans, is our top priority as we continue the response to this pandemic. We had a productive discussion about how to ensure that veterans in nursing homes, VA hospitals and urgent care facilities have access to and receive the necessary treatment they deserve as we work to combat COIVD-19. I thank all the state and federal public servants who joined today’s call, and I look forward to continuing joint efforts to keep our veterans informed about the resources available to them and how to protect themselves from the spread of coronavirus,” said Hagedorn.

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.