10 Military Veterans Now Serving in US Politics

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The number of veterans in Congress has dropped almost progressively since the mid-1970s, veterans now make up less than 20 percent of Congress. In the 1960s, about 75 percent of members in Congress were veterans. Presently, the number of veterans in Congress is one in every six members.

With having fewer numbers of veterans in Congress it can perhaps cause a decline in inclination by the legislature to impact the White House on defense and national security inventiveness. Resulting in a low inclination to request information from the White House on practices regarding military force, making it merely tougher for Congress to do its job as a foreign policy regulator and consultant, specifically as a Congress with fewer veterans may also tip to a less transparent White House.

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1. Rep. Mark Amodei (R – NV) – Army

Mark Amodei (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District. Born on June 12, 1958, in Carson City. Amodei served in the U.S. Army from 1984-1987. He assumed office on January 5, 2011, elected to the 112th Congress on September 13, 2011. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

In the year 1980, he received his B.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno, and did his J.D from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in 1983.

Mark Amodei has been actively involved in funding over a dozen bills & modifications that were passed on the house floor – comprising the largest reforms to Northern Nevada land holdings in over an era, during his time in Congress. He along with his staff have been working hard on addressing the disability benefit claims buildup and the team continues to meet with several senior level officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs to find clarifications and solutions to resolve the backlog issues.

Moreover, he has held veterans’ town halls across Nevada for local Nevada veterans with VA personnel and Veterans Service Organizations on hand to deliver support with casework and to discourse any matters of concern.

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2. Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D – MA) – Marine Corps

Jake Auchincloss (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District. Born on January 29, 1988, in Massachusetts, also raised in the same state. Jake Auchincloss assumed office on January 3, 2021. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

Belonging from a Jewish family and faith, he has great values of inquisitiveness, truthfulness, and service. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in the year 2010 and went on for a graduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016.

Jake Auchincloss believes that the core responsibilities to his office are to backup and guard the Constitution of the United States, to signify the priorities and their values as citizens, and to recommend and pass legislation that augments the affluence, sanctuary, and sustainability of the United States.

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3. Rep. Brian Babin (R – TX) – Air Force/Army Reserve/NG

Dr. Babin was sworn into the 114th Congress, On January 5, 2015. Appointed to two favorably significant committees in the 36th District, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee gives him the prospect to discourse the critical ports, highways, rails and pipelines that offer thousands of jobs and fuel a hub of economic commotion that comprises more petrochemical refining amenities than any district in the country.

Born on March 23, 1948, in Port Arthur, Texas and raised in Beaumont. Dr. Babin attained his bachelor of science from Lamar University and accomplished dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas. Dr. Babin has been tangled in politics by backing up Ronald Reagan for President in 1980 as the Reagan County Chairman of Tyler County.

He has been involved in constructing a traditional voting base and reassuring and supporting good local candidates to run as Republicans. More lately he assisted as an organizer and member of the Tyler County Patriots and has attended as a key-note speaker for various nationalist and veteran’s events and gatherings all over East Texas.

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4. Rep. Don Bacon (R – NE) – Air Force

Don Bacon (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, signifying Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. Born on August 16, 1963, raised and worked on a farm in Illinois. He assumed office on January 3, 2017. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

Don Bacon moved out from the family farm to attend Northern Illinois University, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Political Science in the year 1984. By 1985, he commenced his career in the military by joining the U.S. Air Force and serving for almost 30 years, eventually retiring as a Brigadier General.

After Don Bacon’s retirement from the Air Force in 2014, he served as the military advisor to Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), where he specialized in military affairs concentrating on Offutt Air Force Base and the Nebraska National Guard.

He also served as an Assistant Professor at Bellevue University where he taught Undergraduate Leadership. In the 2016 election to Congress, he represented Nebraska’s Second Congressional District.

In the current 115th Congress, Don serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Armed Services, and the House Committee on Small Business.

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5. Rep. Jim Baird (R – IN) – Army

Jim Baird (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Indiana’s 4th Congressional District. Born on June 4, 1945, the 73 years old, Jim Baird has sworn into office on January 3, 2019.

Jim Baird received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in animal science from Purdue University. He got his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University and his doctorate from the University of Kentucky. In the year 1970, he was called up into the Army as an infantry officer in the 523rd Transportation Company and sent to fight in Vietnam.

Baird is motivated by a great need for a common sense methodology to fix the broken system in Washington. Baird was assigned to the Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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6. Rep. Jim Banks (R – IN) – Navy Reserve

Jim Banks (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District. Born on July 16, 1979, as a native Hoosier, Banks was born and raised in Columbia City. He assumed office on January 3, 2017. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from Grace College. While attending in the Indiana State Senate from 2010 to 2016, he presided over the Senate Veteran Affairs and the Military Committee where he commanded the charge on many significant pro-growth, pro-family, and pro-veteran reforms.

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7. Rep. Jack Bergman (R – MI) – Marine Corps

Jack Bergman (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. Born on February 2, 1947, raised in Midwest, Jack Bergman’s parents inculcated in him the ethics and core values that drive the American Dream: If you work hard, never quit, and strive for excellence, you will find success. He assumed office on January 3, 2017. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

Jack proudly signifies the First District of Michigan. The confines contain the entire Upper Peninsula and all of the northern lower Peninsula. Bergman’s campaign includes; Jobs and Opportunities, Taxes, Balance the Budget, Pro-life and The Second Amendment. Jack’s entire life has been devoted to service and shielding the Constitution.

He is the uppermost ranking combat Veteran to have ever served in the U.S. House. His aim is to continue to defend the United States from those who want to weaken it, both domestically and abroad.

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8. Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. (D – GA) – Army

Sanford Bishop Jr. (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District. Born on February 4, 1947, in Mobile, Alabama. He assumed office on January 3, 1993. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. is serving as the Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.

Additionally, he assists on the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee and is Vice Chair on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. Bishop’s campaign themes include; Agriculture, Crime, Defense, Economy, Jobs and Education.

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9. Rep. Mike Bost (R – IL) – Marine Corps

Mike Bost (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Illinois’ 12th Congressional District. Born on December 30, 1960, raised in Baptist. He assumed office on January 6, 2015. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

In 1979, Mike Bost graduated from Murphysboro High School. After completing high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving his country from 1979 to 1982. Later trained as an electronic specialist and radar repairman and received an honorable discharge as a Corporal E-4.

Bost’s campaign themes include; Improving Agriculture, Moving Toward Energy Independence, Moving Our Economy Forward, Accessible & Affordable Healthcare, Reining in Government Spending, Protecting Social Security & Medicare and Guaranteeing 2nd Amendment Rights.

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10. Rep. Anthony Brown (D – MD) – Army Reserve

Anthony G. Brown (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Maryland’s 4th Congressional District. Born on November 21, 1961, raised in a home where his father was the first in the family to ever attend college, Congressman Brown was shown the worth of service at an early age. He assumed office on January 3, 2017. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

Congressman Brown earned his graduate degree from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Known by his friends and colleagues for his exceptional leadership qualities, in 1998, Congressman Brown was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates to represent Prince George’s County.

Brown rose swiftly, attending as Vice Chair of the powerful House Judiciary Committee and, later, as Majority Whip. In 2013, Brown was acknowledged for his work synchronizing with the legislature on health care reform, improving veterans’ services and reducing domestic violence, among other credits.

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