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Veterans in Congress
August 21st, 2009 by Mike

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:1

  • 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

© 2009, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

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  1. Quoted from the Aug 21, 2009 MOAA “Legislative Update” []

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