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September 16, 2020 | Press Releases

Steube Receives JPM Foundation’s Hero Defender Award for Progress on Veterans Health Care Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) received the John P. Mayhugh (JPM) Foundation’s Hero Defender award for his leadership and commitment to the veteran community.

“From day one, expanding access to care for veterans has been a top priority of mine in Congress,” Steube said. “Our veterans who have sacrificed for their country earned and deserve the best medical care this country can provide. I am thankful for the progress we have made in bettering life for our veterans, and I look forward to more achievements in the future.”

Steube is a Co-Chair of the Mental Health Caucus and served as a Captain with the 25th Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his deployment, He served as the Chief of Detainee Operations for Multinational Division North in Iraq from 2006-2007. He is also a Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

Steube has been an early supporter of many pro-veteran initiatives like H.R. 2333, the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, which was signed into law by President Trump in December of 2019.

He also introduced H.R. 6285, the Veterans True Choice Act, legislation which would expand health insurance options for veterans who are over 30% service-connected disabled.