Veterans

As a military service veteran, I know firsthand the unmet needs of our nation's heroes. VA reform, while long overdue, is beginning to take shape. New VA policy for accountabilty needs to be followed by new options for education to ensure economic opportunity and greater healthcare choices for veterans.

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November 19, 2021 Press Release
“Our veterans have made countless sacrifices to protect our freedoms, and the least we can do is ensure that they are not subjected to burdensome fees when visiting memorials built in their honor. I am honored that Senator Rubio is championing this effort in the Senate to free our veterans from these unnecessary fees and make their lives a little easier.”
November 11, 2021 Press Release
"Sgt Moore is a shining example of dedication, patriotism, and service and represents the best that our district has to offer. He has used his unique talent to not only help manage his own PTSD, but to help his community by showing his art as a form of rehabilitation for fellow veterans."
November 2, 2021 In The News

With the 2022 midterm elections approaching, healthcare is typically a top priority issue for voters across the country.  More specifically, veteran healthcare, which US Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) has some concerns about.  Rep.Steube has even wondered why Democrats, “don’t support veterans to have a choice in their healthcare.”

The South Florida Congressman and veterans advocate has recently attacked Democrats for being opposed to veteran choice in healthcare.

November 2, 2021 In The News

Last week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., was able to get his “Free Veterans from Fees Act,” which he first introduced in March 2019 and brought back in February, through the U.S. House.

The bill cleared on a 421-3 vote with three Democrats–U.S. Reps. Sean Casten of Illinois and Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia of Texas–voting against the proposal. Seven members of the House, including U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, did not vote.

November 2, 2021 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, to waive special-use permit fees for veterans’ demonstrations and special events at war memorials administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia.

The Free Veterans from Fees Act (H.R. 1029) passed Tuesday by a vote of 421-3. Rep. Scott Franklin, R-Lakeland, and Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, both voted for the bill.

October 19, 2021 Press Release
“Our nation’s veterans paid more than their fair share through their service to our nation and should no longer be subject to the burdensome administrative fees to visit military memorials or go on their own Honor Flights. Though we will never be able to fully repay these heroes, this legislation is a small step to properly honor their sacrifice, patriotism and bravery.”
May 29, 2021 Press Release
"Memorial Day is more than a day off – it is a time for us to remember that America is the land of the free because it is the home of the brave. Each year, as we reflect on the blessings of our liberty, we must remember to all be faithful stewards of the freedom we have been granted. Let us never forget that we cannot rightfully celebrate the joy of our freedom without remembering the great price paid by our fallen heroes."
May 29, 2021 Press Release
“While we remember the battles won and lost and history records the highlights or war, we often lose the personal stories of the individuals who sacrificed so much on behalf of our nation. No matter your time in service, or your role in the military, all veteran stories are important. Our community is blessed with many veterans from across generations and it is my hope that you will all participate in the Veterans History Project to leave a legacy for your family and our nation.”
April 30, 2021 Press Release
“Serving our veterans is a top priority for our team, and my office is looking for a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran to serve as our Wounded Warrior fellow. Our district is honored to be home to over 74,000 veterans, and I look forward to partnering with the Wounded Warrior Foundation to provide this opportunity. This fellow would be an important asset in assisting our veterans with the many issues they face today while offering unique career training and an inside perspective of the nation’s legislative process.”
April 29, 2021 Press Release
“Our veterans sacrificed everything for our freedom, and they should not be subjected to burdensome fees to visit America’s military memorials or go on their own honor trips. I am honored to see this bipartisan legislation take the next step towards becoming law so we can properly honor our nation’s heroes.”