Veterans

Our nation’s veterans and wounded warriors have sacrificed in defense of our country. 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. We must ensure that returning military members have access to every benefit they have been promised, As such, Congress should focus on stringent oversight of the VA to ensure veterans are getting the services they need. I will continue to put our veterans first, and fight for legislation that removes barriers for our returning veterans.

More on Veterans

June 1, 2016 In The News

Congressman John Moolenaar was in Roscommon County yesterday[Wednesay] to present medals to two men who had served in the US Army in the 1960’s.

May 7, 2016 In The News

The event was hosted by U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, and is part of a larger effort to recognize and honor those who served during Vietnam, only to come home to criticism and disdain from many of their fellow countrymen.

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.
March 5, 2016 In The News

Today, Congressman John Moolenaar presented Tim’s brother, Peter and sister-in-law, Shirley with nine medals for his service in Vietnam.

February 17, 2016 In The News

Her parents, Josephine and Ronald Gene Potts Sr., trekked from Sanford to the office of U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar to be presented with those medals on Tuesday morning.

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.
December 18, 2015 Press Release
The legislation provides $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to protect the Lakes and the $7 billion economy they support. In recognition of the EPA’s overreach with the Waters of the U.S. rule and other burdensome regulations, this bill cuts EPA spending by $452 million. It also makes changes to the visa waiver program and requires visitors to America who have traveled to terrorism hotspots to undergo rigorous background checks before entering the country.
December 17, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "The legislation permanently extends the research and development tax credit that leading Michigan companies use to make innovative new products that are sold around the world. This will reduce the tax burden for Michigan businesses and create more jobs for Michigan residents.”
November 11, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar said he presented the Purple Heart to two veterans this year. The award was introduced by George Washington in 1782 to recognize and foster actions of military merit.

 

“These veterans, they don’t stop giving back even after leaving the service,” Moolenaar said, adding they use the skills they learned in the military for their civilian jobs, as well as join community service organizations.

November 11, 2015 Editorial

This Veterans Day, we celebrate with the men and women who have defended our country. With their service they have made the world a better place and they continue to make a positive difference in our communities today.

This year, I had the honor of presenting five veterans in our region with medals, including two with the Purple Heart. All veterans deserve recognition for their service and I am privileged to assist these gentlemen in receiving their awards.

I would like to share their stories with you.

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