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  • Providing Veterans with Tools to Heal
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    When I put on my uniform to serve as a Brigadier General with the Ohio National Guard, I see firsthand the various challenges that other brave men and women encounter while protecting our nation. Time and time again, the invisible challenges of post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other mental illnesses impact my fellow servicemembers, and it is our duty as Members of Congress to provide the specified care for our warriors that they need and deserve. As we recognize Suicide Prevention Awareness Mont... Read more

  • Stivers, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Bill to Pair Veterans and Service Dogs to Treat Mental Illness
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), John Rutherford (R-FL), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Michael Walz (R-FL), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), Neal Dunn (R-FL), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), introduced H.R. 4305, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act will create a pilot program within the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to give veterans access to treatment derived from working with service dogs.... Read more

  • Standing Up for Women in the Military
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military , Veterans

    For over three decades, I have served alongside incredibly brave women in the Ohio Army National Guard who continue to put their lives on the line for our country. However, these women should not needlessly put their health on the line when we can prevent it. The number of women joining the military continues to increase; it is estimated that there will be over two million female veterans by next year. I am glad that more women are not only joining the military, but achieving more leadership rol... Read more

  • Leaving a Legacy Through the Veterans History Project
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    47,640. That is the number of veterans currently living in the 15th Congressional District. They have served our nation in the military, fighting for the principles, freedoms, and liberties we celebrate on the 4th of July. The stories of our veterans are the story of our nation, and I am incredibly grateful to the Library of Congress that documents the stories and memories of our nation’s heroes through the Veterans History Project. With over 110,000 accounts, the Project allows future generatio... Read more

  • Hope on the Horizon for Those Affected By PTS
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Addressing the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) is not an easy feat. Through over 30 years of service with the Ohio National Guard, I have had the opportunity to personally get to know individuals affected by PTS. I am committed to ensuring these courageous men and women have the access to the treatment they need to heal – both physically and mentally. Throughout June, our nation comes together to recognize National PTS Awareness Month. As individuals continue to join our nation’s armed... Read more

  • ‘This is the parade we didn’t get to have,’ says vet on Ohio Honor Flight in DC
    Posted in Articles on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Ronnie White served in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968, but it wasn’t until Desert Storm — 23 years later — that anyone thanked him for his military service. So when a traffic cop cleared suburban D.C. streets during rush hour Tuesday so White and 116 other veterans on an Honor Flight from Ohio could travel from monument to monument, White was elated. “This is the parade we didn’t get to have,” the Columbus resident, 73, said with a grin. How do you properly express gratitude to someone... Read more

  • Rep. Stivers Statement on Passing of Spc. Collette
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military , Veterans

    The following may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH): “Spc. Joseph Collette dedicated his life to serving his community and his country. As a Brigadier General in the Ohio National Guard, I have had the privilege to know and serve alongside exemplary men and women like Joseph. The Collette-Wickline family lost a husband, a father, a son and a brother, and we all have lost a hero. My prayers are with his family.” -30- Read more

  • Rep. Stivers Hiring Wounded Warrior Fellow
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    “As a Brigadier General myself, serving fellow veterans is one of my utmost priorities as a Member of Congress,” Stivers said. “I rely heavily on the caseworkers on our team to be creative problem solvers, compassionate, and dedicated – all values I know are instilled in those who wear the military uniform.” Read more

  • Reps. Stivers, Beatty Reintroduce Bill to Incentivize Assistance for Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    “Veteran homelessness is a chronic problem in our nation, and I am grateful to the many organizations in our communities that are working to get our servicemen and women off the streets,” Stivers said. “The HOMeS Act will not solve the problem, but it is an important step forward and it demonstrates our commitment to helping those housing grantees complete their mission.” Read more

  • Reps. Stivers, Beatty Lead Reintroduction of Homeless Veterans Legal Services Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    “Ensuring that veterans are able to access the services they need to move out of homelessness is a small piece of the larger commitment we must make to those who served our country,” Stivers said. “These men and women put their lives on the line for us, and to see any of them fall into homelessness is devastating, and I’m proud to partner with Representatives Beatty, Lieu, and Turner to address this critical shortcoming of legal assistance.” Read more

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