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For Country Caucus Applauds Decision to Extend National Guard Orders

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the bipartisan For Country Caucus applauded the decision to extend National Guard orders to fight COVID-19. More than 40,000 National Guard members are currently deployed to assist with coronavirus response efforts nationwide. Members of the For Country Caucus requested the extension to help Guard members continue their mission. “America’s National Guardsmen and Guard... Read more »

Congresswoman Elaine Luria and For Country Caucus Propose Bipartisan Solutions to Address COVID-19

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria and her colleagues in the bipartisan For Country Caucus urged Congressional leaders to focus on commonsense, consensus building solutions to address the COVID-19 pandemic. For Country Caucus consists of principled, military veteran members of Congress committed to working in a nonpartisan way to create a more productive government. “Congress h... Read more »

For Country Caucus Pens Letter to Pelosi and McCarthy on CARES II Priorities

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On May 8, 2020, the For Country Caucus sent the following letter requesting the following priorities are included in the next coronavirus relief package. Dear Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy: Thank you for your leadership as our nation continues to address the unprecedented challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, thank you for ensuring the swift passage of the Corona... Read more »

Public Health Service Poised To Create A Ready Reserve To Fight The Coronavirus

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Published on NPR.com on April 15, 2020 Watching the White House briefings on the pandemic is prompting questions about the officials gathered near the podium, including: Who's that in the blue uniform with four stars on his collar? Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., is assistant secretary for health – not in the Navy but in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), one of the country's two unarmed services... Read more »

As Army Calls on Medics to Return to Service, Congress Considers New Skills Reserve

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Published in Military.com on April 8, 2020 The U.S. military should develop a new emergency weapon: a national roster of individuals with specialized training, experience and clearances, ready to don a uniform at their nation's call. That's one of the key recommendations to emerge from a multi-year study undertaken by the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service. In a report is... Read more »

For Country Caucus Endorses Bipartisan FREED Vets Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the For Country Caucus formally endorsed the bipartisan Federally Requiring Earned Education-Debt Discharges for Veterans Act (FREED Vets Act). Introduced by Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) along with Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Andy Levin (MI-09), the legislation would require the U.S. Department of Educ... Read more »

Bipartisan For Country Caucus Touts Lengthy List Of Wins in 2020 NDAA

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Tags: Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the Chairs of the bipartisan For Country Caucus – which is comprised of veterans serving in Congress – celebrated a lengthy list of accomplishments for the military, veterans and military families in the 2020 Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Donald J. Trump will sign into law today. “As a veteran, I understand the importance of su... Read more »

Waltz Leads Bipartisan Group of Veterans on Korean War Veterans Memorial Work Project

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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. The gathering was a symbol of gratitude as well as a unifying exercise on the last day of session before Thanksgiving and the November district work p... Read more »

Bipartisan For Country Caucus Endorses Waltz Legislation to Improve Benefits for Gold Star Families

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The bipartisan For Country Caucus has unanimously endorsed U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz’s legislation to improve benefits for Gold Star families. Waltz is a vice-chair and helped co-found the caucus, which includes members of Congress who have served in the military. H.R.1911, “The SFC Brian Woods Gold Star and Military Survivors Act,” is named in honor of Army Sgt. 1st Class William B. Woods Jr. who ... Read more »

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