Report: More Veterans Serving in House Freshman Class Than in Nearly a Decade
The most veterans in nearly a decade will begin their new terms in the House next year, according to a new report.
The Hill reported that 16 former service members won their races in the midterms, including three women.
Rep.-elect Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), a retired Army Special Forces officer, said Monday that he's "thrilled" to see more veterans running for office.
"Veterans know how to get things done," he said on America's Newsroom. "We are about mission, we are about country and we are about getting results.
The Hill reported that "93 veterans are slated to serve as lawmakers when the next Congress is sworn in on Jan. 3."
Waltz added that as more veterans enter Congress, the public will see a focus on accomplishing the missions of the country.
"In the foxhole, on the ship, on the place, nobody cares about race, religion, socioeconomic background."
He also said that veterans on the Hill will keep things in perspective.
"Our enemies have names like Mullah Omar and Usama bin Laden. Not Nancy or Paul or Mitch. And I think that's perspective you're gonna see."
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