Romney Introduces Fellow Utahn, DAV Commander Nancy Espinosa, at Joint Veterans Affairs Hearing

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today introduced Nancy Espinosa, National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and a constituent from Kaysville, Utah, at a joint hearing held by the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees to better understand the legislative priorities of the DAV and its members. Last November, Senator Romney met with Commander Espinosa to discuss efforts to increase support for disabled veterans—including addressing the growing backlog of claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Romney’s remarks can be found below.

I appreciate the chance to be here with you today. And I am proud to introduce a fellow Utahn, the National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans, Nancy Espinosa.

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with Commander Espinosa to discuss efforts to increase our support for disabled veterans. Since 2023, Commander Espinosa has served as National Commander for the DAV. She is a service-connected disabled veteran of the Army and was a member of Army Reserve from 1975 until becoming an active-duty soldier in 1985. Four years later, she joined the New Mexico Army National Guard and served there until her honorable discharge in 1990.

Commander Espinosa is currently a member of DAV Chapter 14 in Layton, Utah, as well as the Department of Utah Adjutant. She is an active member of DAV’s Commanders and Adjutants Association and a commissioner on the Utah Legislative Veterans and Military Affairs Commission. DAV has more than 1 million members across the country. Commander Espinosa understands firsthand the issues that impact veterans. The work she does is vital to ensuring that veterans and their families have access to the benefits they need to live long and full lives.

Thank you, Commander Espinosa, for your willingness to appear before the Committee today and for your service to our country. And thank you to the members of this esteemed panel.