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For Country Caucus Calls for Respect of Election Process

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, For Country Caucus Chairs U.S. Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) and Vice Chairs Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla) released the following statement: “As military veterans serving in Congress, we’re committed to working for a government which works for and is trusted by the American people. As millions of votes are counted,...

In Time of Crisis, Service to Others Can Unite a Nation

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America is witnessing one of the most difficult times in our country’s history. With a global pandemic still surging across our nation and with the national unemployment rate spiking at 14.7 percent and the youth unemployment rate at 25.3 percent – colossal losses not seen since the Great Depression – Americans are looking for work and for new opportunities. In this difficult moment, America is on...

For Country Caucus Statement on Support of Antilynching Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the members of the For Country Caucus issued a statement announcing their support for H.R. 35 - Emmitt Till Antilynching Act, which was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and is awaiting approval in the U.S. Senate. "For over 100 years, Congress has failed to pass a bill to make lynching a federal crime. As members of the For Country Caucus, made up of veterans ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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