2016 Shepherd’s Men Capitol Run

Please join me on Thursday, September 22, for the kick off of the Shepherd’s Men Capitol Run as they run 22 straight hours around the Capitol, while wearing 22 pound flak jackets, to raise awareness for the 22 service members who commit suicide every day.

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Honor Atomic Veterans. Remember Rep. Mark Takai.

Recently, many media outlets have covered the story of the Atomic Cleanup Veterans. In fact, the cover story of March’s issue of The American Legion Magazine highlighted the hardships and suffering that many veterans of the Enewetak Atoll Cleanup still face today.

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Restore Charitable Contributions of Premium Cigars to the Troops

Charitable contributions of traditional, premium cigars to members of the U.S. Armed Forces – a time-honored tradition that dates back to WWI – were recently swept up and disallowed in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) regulation of a broad range of tobacco products that took effect on August 8th.

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Co-Sponsor the Veterans Collaboration Act

In recent years, Congress has passed two major pieces of Veterans Affairs reform legislation. As we move forward, our primary goal should be making sure that our Veterans quickly and efficiently gain access to the system.

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