For Country Caucus Members Meet With Afghans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) led a bipartisan group of veteran members of Congress on a trip to Marine Corps Base Quantico to learn more about the ongoing efforts to support our Afghan partners across the federal government and the screening process used while resettling Afghan evacuees in the United States. The lawmakers — members of the For Country Caucus — met with Afghan partners, their families, and with the American officials working to resettle them in the U.S. After th...

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    Bipartisan For Country Caucus Advances 12 Priorities for 2022 NDAA

    On Wednesday, the For Country Caucus advanced a slate of 12 legislative priorities that would help strengthen America’s national defense and improve the lives of service members, their families, and veterans transitioning to civilian life as part of the House 2022 Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The 25-members of the non-partisan For Country Caucus worked within the caucus to build support across party lines and get their priorities into the bill. Their success in this yea...

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    For Country Caucus Holds Press Conference Calling on Biden to Evacuate All Americans, Allies From Afghanistan

    Members of the bipartisan For Country Caucus held a press conference on Monday to urge President Biden to keep U.S. troops on the ground until all Americans and allies are evacuated from Afghanistan. Watch the full press conference here. "We're here in a time of great need for our country," said For Country Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX-03). "There are Americans literally trapped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. We believe that every single American should come home, that all of our al...

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    For Country Caucus Intensifies Push for Global War on Terror Memorial, Seeks President Biden's Support

    WASHINGTON - The 25-member For Country Caucus, a nonpartisan group of congressional veterans committed to national service and working across party lines, sent a letter to President Biden today seeking a meeting on and his direct support for legislation to authorize construction of a Global War on Terror memorial on the National Mall. The lawmakers are working to pass the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act, legislation led by two For Country Caucus members, Army veteran Congressman Ja...

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    For Country Caucus Teams Up with Operation Gratitude to Serve U.S. Troops

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, members of the For Country Caucus joined forces with national nonprofit, Operation Gratitude, to impact thousands of deployed troops in recognition of Military Appreciation Month and to draw attention to the importance of constructing a national memorial to the veterans who have served in the Global War on Terrorism. Media from the event, including photographs and b-roll footage, can be accessed and downloaded for publication here. Cochairs of the Caucus, Congressman Van ...

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    For Country Caucus Urges President Biden to Support Global War on Terrorism Memorial

    WASHINGTON - Today, the For Country Caucus urged President Joseph Biden to support the creation of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The letter calls on President Biden to formally support H.R. 1115, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act to honor and recognize the brave men and women who fought and made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars against terrorism since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Since the start of the Global War on Te...

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    For Country Caucus Announces Chairs, Members for 117th Congress

    WASHINGTON – The For Country Caucus, a group of military veterans serving in Congress and dedicated to working together in a nonpartisan way to create a more productive government, announced new leadership and a growing caucus membership for the 117th Congress. Congressmen Jared Golden (D-ME-02) and Van Taylor (R-TX-03) will lead the caucus as co-chairs through 2022 as its ranks swell to 25 members. Congressmen Jim Baird (R-IN-04) and Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24) will serve as vice-chairs. “Serving ...

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    For Country Caucus Calls for Respect of Election Process

    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, we call for civility among Americans and respect for our country’s electoral process, the foundatio...

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

    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 once again prepared to take bold action to move forward, recover and rebuild. Just as we have done in ...

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    For Country Caucus Statement on Support of Antilynching Legislation

    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 who proudly stood on the line to defend the principle that all people are created equal, we call on ...

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