The men and women who bravely protected our nation from threats both at home and abroad deserve our utmost respect. When members of our armed forces retire, they should do so knowing they will be afforded everything the Department of Veterans Affairs and a grateful nation has promised them.
As a Special Forces commander, I’ve heard too many gut-wrenching stories of veterans who have been unjustly ignored or neglected. The government-run health care bureaucracy at Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country has resulted in delayed care for our service men and women, sometimes resulting in premature and avoidable deaths. Following a culture of disrespect and disregard for America’s heroes under previous Administrations, I was proud to see the Trump Administration work with Congress to rectify this inexcusable behavior and set the VA back on a path toward fulfilling its directive – the care for our nation’s greatest heroes with respect and integrity.
I have been and will remain a steadfast supporter in cutting the red tape and allowing our veterans better access to the health care and other services they need. We have a responsibility to protect those who protected us, and I will never stop making veterans’ issues a major priority.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives and veterans to landscape and preserve the Korean War Veterans Memorial as a show of respect and gratitude for fallen Korean War soldiers and American veterans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz addressed the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to urge support for his legislation to increase benefits for Gold Star Families. H.R. 1911, the SFC Brian Woods Gold Star Military and Survivors Act, would allow survivors to remarry and continue to have access to military survivor benefits.
Northeast Florida's veterans have a rich history of service to our nation and there is never enough we can do to say thank you to these men and women for their devotion to our nation. I am proud to participate in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to help give back to our veterans and highlight their stories for our community and as part of our nation’s history. I encourage everyone to join me in taking time to thank those who wore the cloth of this nation.
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives to wash the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by hand to show respect and gratitude for Vietnam veterans.
The gathering was a symbol of gratitude for the fallen and a unifying exercise on the last day of session before the district work period, which begins July 29.