CHARLOTTE, NC – With 2020 nearing its end, With Honor Action is pleased to see Congress work in a bipartisan manner to strengthen our nation as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, Congress established a Public Health Ready Reserve Corps that will allow qualified medical professionals to respond to the pandemic and other health emergencies in the future. In addition, Congress provided liability protections for volunteer health workers who are supporting our nation’s efforts during this global crisis.
Another piece of legislation that passed both chambers of Congress and is on the president’s desk is the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act that will provide homeless veterans, and those at-risk, access to legal services. These changes in law will support veterans who are struggling to make a transition from military duty to civilian life.
This year, military veteran Members of Congress placed a renewed focus on national service in several pieces of legislation. Making it easier for Americans to serve their country—both in and out of uniform—is an idea that is gaining bipartisan support among bipartisan leaders in both chambers of Congress. As the 117th session of Congress begins in the new year, we urge Congress to keep the flame of national service burning brighter than ever before so that our fellow countrymen and women have more opportunities to serve the nation they love.
“Military veterans in Congress worked together on legislation that is and will continue to help our country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rye Barcott, With Honor Action CEO and Co-Founder. “Recently, Congress came together to pass the annual defense spending bill that will strengthen our nation and provide resources to the men and women who protect it. While this year has been too tough for too many Americans, we’re pleased to see bipartisan progress in Congress as there is much work to be done in the 117th session.”
With Honor Action is a cross-partisan movement focused on supporting military veterans who want to work across the aisle and put principles before politics while serving again in Congress. With Honor Action’s advisory board includes post-9/11 veterans and Gold Star family members — Chris Howard, Ryan Manion, and Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg — as well as prominent American leaders such as Secretary George Shultz, Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Michael Mullen, Michèle Flournoy, and David Gergen.
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.