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    With Honor Action Presents Reps Pat Ryan and John James with the Freshman Fireteam Award

    With Honor Action Presents Reps Pat Ryan and John James with the Freshman Fireteam Award

    Washington, D.C.- With Honor Action honored For Country Caucus members, Rep. John James and Rep. Pat Ryan, with our first “Freshman Fireteam” award this evening in the Capitol Rotunda. 

    With Honor Action was founded to encourage and foster bipartisan veteran leadership in Congress, and this year the organization has decided to recognize two first-term lawmakers that consistently follow the With Honor pledge of leading with integrity, civility, and courage. 

    Rep. James, a Republican, and Rep. Ryan, a Democrat, may hold different beliefs and opinions, but they share a similar background in service. They attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and served alongside each other, putting service to each other and the country above all else. The bond they share from their military experience gives them the unique ability to put their political differences aside and work together to get things done in Congress. 

    “Leadership in the military often begins with battle buddies in fireteams. This inaugural With Honor Action award recognizes the critical importance of relationships rooted in trust across party lines in Congress. We are delighted to present the first one to For Country Caucus members, West Point classmates, and Iraq war veterans Reps. John James and Pat Ryan,” said Rye Barcott, With Honor Action CEO & Co-Founder. 

    In their short time in Congress, these two freshman lawmakers have consistently shown their willingness to work in a bipartisan fashion. During this time, they have worked together on legislation to help our veterans and servicemembers with bills such as the Veterans Entry to Apprenticeship Act. They continue to be leaders in Congress and the bipartisan For Country Caucus of thirty principled veterans in the US House who are committed to serving with integrity, civility, and courage. 


    With Honor Action fights polarization in Congress by supporting principled veterans across party lines who pledge to serve with integrity, civility, and courage. With Honor Action works alongside the bipartisan For Country Caucus in Congress to pass critical legislation for our nation. Learn more about our work at 

    With Honor Action is a 501(c)(4), which serves as the organization’s policy and social-welfare arm. With Honor has an affiliated federally registered “super PAC” called With Honor Fund.

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