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  • ICYMI: Stivers Priorities Advance in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military , Veterans

    “The NDAA is Congress’s commitment to our men and women in uniform, it lets them know that we’ve got their backs,” Stivers said. “That commitment needs to continue even after they have separated from the military, and I was pleased to work with my colleagues across the aisle to address a number of challenging issues that face our servicemembers.” Read more

  • Stivers Joins Moore to Offer Amendment Addressing Maternal Mortality
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fixing Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) joined Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) to offer an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) aimed at addressing the maternal mortality crisis. The maternal mortality rate in the United States is the only developed country in which maternal mortality rates continue to increase, while decreasing globally. This amendment prioritizes ongoing efforts from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to identify, characterize, and provide a d... Read more

  • Stivers, Peters Offer Amendment to Support Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Scott Peters (D-CA) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to support veterans coping with homelessness. The bipartisan amendment seeks to tackle veteran homelessness by expanding the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to ensure chronically homeless veterans discharged under conditions other-than-honorable (OTH), but not dishonorable, are eligibl... Read more

  • Stivers, Kuster Offer Bipartisan Amendment to Help Female Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) joined Representative Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) to offer an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) targeting the disproportional rate of female veteran unemployment. This amendment would require the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct a study on the unemployment rate of female veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001. “As a veteran myself, one of my ... Read more

  • 2020 State of the Union: Empowering America's Heroes
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    “I’m living now, I’m really living.” That’s how Walter Parker describes life since he was paired with his service dog, Jackson, six years ago. In 1967, Walter deployed to Vietnam and returned home with physical and invisible wounds, including post-traumatic stress (PTS), that took a toll on not only him, but his family and loved ones. For over 40 years, Walter was essentially homebound, unable to speak with people, and struggling with suicidal thoughts. Now, thanks to Jackson, he’s not only able... Read more

  • Rep. Stivers Announces His State of the Union Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH), welcomed Mr. Walter Parker, and his service dog, Jackson, as his guest for tonight’s State of the Union address. Walter, a Vietnam veteran is one of too many veterans suffering from invisible wounds following service. Almost fifty years ago, Walter spent two years in Vietnam, including time in Saigon during the Tet Offensive, and in DaNang. After spending decades struggling with post-traumatic stress (PTS), Walter was paired with his service dog ... Read more

  • 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

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