Facility Tours Bring Members of Congress and Veterans Together
Frances Foglesong, 89, relived her days as a resident of the nation’s capital during a face-to-face with Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK 1) when the latter visited Glennwood in Glenpool. Foglesong, a World War II veteran, bonded with the Congressman over their shared time in the U.S. Navy. Based in Washington, D.C., Foglesong worked for the Department of the Navy as a typist during the Second World War. Congressman Bridenstine was an active officer in the Navy from 1998-2007 and still maintains reserve status.
Ousting a five-term incumbent Republican in the latest primary, Congressman Brindenstine, a freshman in the House received a few tips from Foglesong on the grandeur of the capital. "Washington, in my estimation, is a beautiful place," she said, reminiscing about time spent sitting under the cherry blossom trees after work.
After her stay in the capital, Folgesong went on to drive half-ton trucks for the Coast Guard in Port Everglades, Florida before moving to Oklahoma in the 1940s to marry her late husband, also a WWII veteran. Folgesong expressed to Congressman Brindenstine, and everyone else, that enjoying life remains on her agenda for the future.
Oregon Members Meet with Member of Congress
AHCA's Not for Profit Council member, Van Moore from Westcare Management, Inc. (pictured on the right), with Cheryl Maitland from the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs meet with Representative Greg Walden (R-OR 2) (pictured on the left), on issues impacting the veterans community.
U.S. Congressional Calendars
As you are planning your visits with members of Congress and their staff in Washington, D.C., or in your district, the Congressional calendars will be of assistance to you. The U.S. House of Representatives calendar for the 115th Congress can be found here. The U.S. Senate schedule for 2018 can be found here.