Veterans

REP. JACKSON LEADS BIPARTISAN EFFORT IN SUPPORT OF RURAL VETERANS

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By: Congressman Ronny Jackson Press Release WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) led 80 of his colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, urging him to prioritize care for rural veterans. Historically, veterans in rural areas have faced challenges with accessing quality care because many of the VA’s resources are devoted to ...

Grothman’s Bipartisan Air America Act Passes Unanimously Through Committee

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Today, the bipartisan Air America Act, authored by Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06), unanimously passed the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The next step for the Air America Act is a vote on the House floor. Grothman introduced the Air America Act on February 24, 2021, which now has over 100 bipartisan cosponsors. This bill will correct an inequity suffered by the brave Americans who ar...

Grothman Introduces Bipartisan Air America Act

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI-06) has introduced the bipartisan Air America Act with 55 original cosponsors. This bill will correct an inequity suffered by the brave Americans who are former employees of Air America by ensuring they receive the federal retirement benefits and recognition they have earned. Between 1950 and 1976, a group of approximately 1,000 U.S. citizens worked for Air America...

Grothman, Johnson Lead Bipartisan Effort to Award Medal of Honor to WWII Veteran

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Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI-06) and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced companion legislation to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to award Fond du Lac native Lt. Col. James “Maggie” Megellas the Medal of Honor. The bills authorize and request President Joe Biden to posthumously award Megellas with the United States’ highest military honor for the courage he showed during the Battle of ...

Sen. Johnson, Congressman Grothman request President Biden award Fond du Lac native World War II veteran Medal of Honor

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By: Brenda Ordonez (WFRV) FOND DU LAC, Wis. – U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Congressman Glenn Grothman are requesting President Biden to award the Medal of Honor to Lt. Col. James “Maggie” Megellas, a Wisconsin native and World War II veteran. According to the Deputy Press Secretary, on Tuesday, Sen. Ron Johnson and Congressman Glenn Grothman announced they have introduced companion bills in the U.S. ...

Representatives García and Grothman Urge Congress to Pass the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act to Bolster Economic Recovery

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By: Editor of LawNDale News -- As COVID-19 brings financial devastation to our communities, Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García and Glenn Grothman urge Congress to pass their Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act (H.R. 5050), a bill to protect families recovering from the pandemic by extending the protections of the Military Lending Act to all consumers. These protections include a 36 percent interest rate...

Grothman nominates local WWII veteran for the Medal of Honor

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By: Fox 11 News (WLUK) -- A local lawmaker is leading the effort to get President Donald Trump to recognize a WWII veteran who grew up in Fond du Lac. Sixth District Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman nominated Lieutenant Colonel James "Maggie" Megellas to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Megellas died last week at the age of 103. He was a paratrooper during World War II and wrote a book about hi...

Grothman’s Bill to Award Medal of Honor to WWII Veteran

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U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today introduced legislation to award Fond du Lac native James “Maggie” Megellas the Medal of Honor. The bill authorizes and requests President Donald Trump to award Megellas with the United States’ highest military honor for the courage he showed during the Battle of the Bulge. “More than 70 years ago, Maggie displayed a heroism in the face of one of WWII’s...

Grothman Supports Stronger Military

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today took a step towards a stronger military by voting in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2018 (H.R. 2810). “Both sides of the aisle agree that supporting our men and women in uniform is vitally important,” said Grothman. “Our troops put their lives at risk every single day. They deserve to have operating and functional equip...

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