Veterans

Our nation’s veterans and wounded warriors have given their lives in defense of our country.  The sacrifice of our military men and women defines us as a nation.  Their dedication and commitment, along with that of their families, has ensured our freedom and should never be taken for granted. 

Our veterans deserve the absolute highest quality medical care and benefits for their service.  Congress must ensure that returning military members have access to every benefit they have been promised, with as little wait time as possible.  Sadly, the current situation at the Veterans Administration (VA) is proof that the federal government is failing our veterans in the most basic way.  No veteran should have to wait for medical care.  As such, Congress should focus on stringent oversight of the VA to ensure veterans are getting the services they need.

As a Member of Congress, I will continue to put our veterans first, and fight for legislation that removes barriers for returning veterans seeking employment. 

More on Veterans

March 17, 2017 Press Release
“Our veterans deserve the best care and these bills will make it easier for the VA to retain and promote excellent employees, and to remove poorly performing ones who are failing our heroes. The VA received a budget increase this year and these reforms will make sure the VA has the best employees to carry out its critical mission.”
March 16, 2017 Press Release
“Americans’ treasure their constitutional rights and the Second Amendment is no exception. There is already a legal process through the courts to prohibit the mentally ill from buying firearms. That decision belongs in the judicial branch, and not in the hands of bureaucrats at the VA, a department that has mistreated so many of our nation’s heroes.”
March 8, 2017 Press Release
"Our men and women in uniform confront threats abroad so we don't have to face them here at home. This legislation provides them with the equipment they need to win on the battlefield and gives them and their families a well-deserved pay raise."
December 15, 2016 Editorial
"To be accountable to you, I have made it a priority to be available, meeting constituents in all 15 counties of the district in 2016. At listening sessions, we discussed current events and your concerns about issues before Congress. You passionately care about the future of our country and I appreciate your input while representing you in Washington."
December 8, 2016 Press Release
"I supported this critical legislation to keep the government open and to provide certainty to our troops and our seniors. I am glad this legislation included much needed federal aid to Flint to rebuild its water infrastructure. There was a failure in Flint by all levels of government and today the federal government does its part to assist in the city's recovery."
July 27, 2016 Press Release
On July 27, Congressman John Moolenaar presented Ronald Hnizda of Roscommon with service medals he earned for his Army service in Vietnam. Hnizda received The Bronze Star Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Two Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device, the Marksman Badge with the Rifle Bar, and the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Pin.
July 14, 2016 Press Release
It is an honor to have The Moving Wall in our community and it serves as a powerful reminder about the price that has been paid to defend freedom. Our veterans know more than anyone about the ultimate sacrifice that was made by the men and women listed on The Moving Wall. We thank them and their families for all they have done for our country.
June 1, 2016 In The News

Excerpt: “It’s important that we honor our veterans and those who have served our country so nobly and have earned these awards and honors," Moolenaar says. “It’s important to recognize them, as well as their families.”

April 19, 2016 Press Release
On Wednesday, May 4, Congressman John Moolenaar will present veterans of the Vietnam War from Michigan’s 4th Congressional District with the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Lapel Pin as a thank-you and lasting keepsake for their service and sacrifice for our nation.
January 17, 2016 Editorial
In 2015, my office assisted with over 1,000 cases involving federal agencies, including Veterans Affairs, the IRS and the Social Security Administration. It also responded to 26,172 emails and letters from constituents and held more than 150 constituent hours in counties across the district.