January 20, 2018 Press Release
At midnight, Republicans in Congress chose to shutdown the federal government. This is the first time in our nation’s history that this has happened with a single party controlling the White House and Congress. Republicans refused to work with Democrats to meet the urgent needs of the American people and shutdown the government
Gold Star families have given their loved ones to protect our freedom, and I am proud to cosponsor this legislation which provides them with much-needed support. As a Member of Congress with 30-years of military experience, I know all too well the challenges military families face when a son, daughter, wife or husband is overseas. However, too many Gold Star families are not provided with the resources and accommodations they truly deserve.
On Saturday, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD) joined Congressman Ted W. Lieu’s (D-CA) bipartisan joint statement with fellow veterans Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Carbajal (D-CA), Rep. Conyers (D-MI), Rep. DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Rush (D-IL), Rep. Jones (R-NC), Rep. Panetta (D-CA), Rep. Pascrell (D-NJ), Rep. Thompson (D-CA), Del. Sablan (D-Mariana Islands), Rep. Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Scott (D-VA), Rep. Moulton (D-MA) on a potential ground invasion in North Korea. The statement follows a CRS report and a letter from the Joint Chiefs of Staff addressing questions raised by Reps. Lieu and Gallego about the Pentagon’s plan for military action against North Korea.