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Defense And Veterans

Provide for the common defense

Our founders understood a strong national defense was one of the most fundamental roles of Congress as mandated by Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States. It is important for the United States to maintain a robust military that has the capacity and tools necessary to keep our nation secure from hostile nation states, terrorists, and rogue nations.

Our armed forces continue to be deeply engaged in a number of ongoing military operations around the world and I am committed to providing the necessary funding required to restore the readiness of our military, enhance the quality of life of military service members and their families, sustain and improve the armed forces, and properly safeguard the national security of the United States.

Additionally, I believe we should be very cautious about cutting the budget of our Armed Forces. Eliminating waste and fraud should be an ongoing effort, but I am not in favor of reducing America’s ability to defend ourselves or our allies.

May we never lose sight of their needs in the field and at home

America’s military veterans deserve to receive the benefits they were promised and I am working to reform our current system to offer veterans more choices and greater independence.

I served in the United States Army, Judge Advocate General Corps, from 1983 to 1987. And my daughter was in the Navy and is a veteran of Desert Storm. It is important we fulfill our commitments to our service men and women and their families, all of whom sacrifice dearly on our behalf. As we come to terms with the reality of the fiscal crisis, may we never lose sight of their needs, both in the field and at home. America’s military veterans deserve to receive the benefits they were promised, and I will continue to fight to reform our current system to offer veterans more choices and greater independence.

My staff and I are working to address the disability benefits claims backlog and continue to meet with several senior level officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs to find solutions. Additionally, I have held veterans town halls across Nevada for local Nevada veterans with VA personnel and Veterans Service Organizations on hand to provide assistance with casework and to address any issues of concern.   

More on Defense And Veterans

December 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement after voting in favor of S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020
May 13, 2019 Press Release
RENO, Nev. – In celebration of the newly constructed entrance to Reno's Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Cemetery, Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02), in partnership with the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and its members, will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 24 at 11:00 A.M. P.T. at the GAR Cemetery located at 10th and Angel Streets in Reno.
August 7, 2018 Press Release
RENO, Nev. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today announced he will host a veterans' town hall meeting in Reno on Wednesday, August 15th from 1:00 PM PT – 3:00 PM PT
April 18, 2018 Press Release
In the history of America's Profession of Arms, these veterans represented their generations in a way that is second to none.
August 21, 2017 Press Release
MINDEN, Nev. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today announced he will host a veterans' town hall meeting on Tuesday, August 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Old Court House located at 1616 8th Street in Minden.
March 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement after the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) voted to accept the Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) management board's proposal to place a monument within ANC, honoring the nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers killed in action while serving in Vietnam.
February 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement after reintroducing the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument Act, legislation to place a monument in Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) to honor the nearly 5,000 pilots and crewmembers killed in action while serving in the Vietnam War:
February 1, 2017 Press Release
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today announced he will host a veterans' town hall meeting in Winnemucca on Friday, February 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., inside the Meeting Room of the Humboldt County Library located at 85 East Fifth Street.
January 31, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's immigration executive order issued on January 27, 2017:
December 11, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement in regards to four bipartisan initiatives, critical to Nevada's CD-2, which were accomplished in the House during the final days of the 114th Congress: