The numbers of veterans in Congress has significantly diminished over the years. From the 70’s to today the number of veterans in Congress has dropped by 75 percent. According to a recent report published by the Congressional Research Service:
- There are 121 total legislators who have served in the military (five less than the last Congress)
- There are 96 veterans in the House and 25 in the Senate
- Their collective wartime service includes World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq
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