This past Monday, I had the privilege of being able to honor the men and women in our armed services at a Memorial Day event in Augusta, Kansas.
Memorial Day in Augusta, KS
For the remainder of this week, my colleagues and I were busy in Washington passing legislation to help fund our military and aid our veterans through the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (HR 5854). This important bill will provide our nation's veterans with the services and care they have earned from their dedicated service to our country.
I was also happy to speak on the House Floor in support of a resolution to honor the Patriot Guard Riders (H.Res. 669). What started in August 2005 as a grassroots movement at VFW Post 136 in Mulvane, Kansas, has grown into a nationwide organization of over 220,000 volunteers. These patriotic Americans attend the funerals of fallen service members at the request of their families. By doing so, they pay final respects to the fallen and shield mourners from protesters who would cause them even more grief than they have already endured. It's only fitting that we recognize this dedicated group of patriots who honor those who fight selflessly on our behalf.
Rep. Pompeo House Floor speech on H. Res. 669
It's vital that we honor our troops with the resources and the care they deserve upon their return home to their families. This week in Washington and in Kansas, I was glad to reflect on the memory of our fallen soldiers and to vote yes to provide for those soldiers who are thankfully still with us.
If you have any questions about these bills or any other concern, please do not hesitate to contact either of the Fourth Congressional District offices. My team and I are here to serve you.
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