I am proud to represent more than 85,000 plus veterans in Florida’s Third District. We need to roll out the red carpet for our veterans, because they deserve the very best.
We need to keep our promise to our veterans by making sure they have access to the healthcare they need. I do not support changes to TRICARE that would result in a decrease in services, including new enrollment fees.
The best way we can honor the sacrifices made by our veterans is by governing responsibly. We must stop harming our national security by adding to our national debt. The more we owe to other nations, the more vulnerable we are as a free people. Our veterans remind us how precious that freedom is.
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Two North Florida congressmen--Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford and Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson--brought back a proposal to help veterans transition out of the service and into the civilian sector.
Back in October 2017, Rutherford and Lawson unveiled a bill creating a grant matching program for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support organizations that help veterans enter the private sector through job training programs and other training to help them enter the civilian workforce. While the bill cleared the House, it failed to pass the Senate.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Ted Yoho (FL-R) joined Representatives Michael Waltz (FL-R), John Rutherford (FL-R), and Al Lawson (FL-D), to reintroduce the Veterans Armed for Success Act, which passed the House last year.
This bipartisan legislation creates a grant matching program for organizations, such as Operation New Uniform in Jacksonville, that provide job readiness for veterans and their spouses. Eligible programs must display a commitment to ensuring our veterans have the skills they need to transition from warfighter to civilian.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., brought back his proposal to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog on a voice vote.
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) introduced his pro-veteran bill WINGMAN, with the support of over 60 original cosponsors. WINGMAN streamlines the benefits claims process between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the constituent advocates processing those claims on behalf of veterans and their families.
Last week, three North Florida Republican congressmen--U.S. Reps. Neal Dunn, John Rutherford and Ted Yoho--toured VA hospitals in Lake City and Gainesville and weighed in on what they found on Tuesday.
The congressmen visited Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville where they met with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Director Thomas Wisnieski and his team, met with medical staff and veterans and toured the various clinics. They also headed north to Lake City where they visited the Lake City Commerce VA Clinic and the Lake City VA Medical Center.
‘I’m truly honored to receive this and to be considered a part of the greatest generation to serve our nation.’
The crowd gave a standing ovation on Sunday as American Legion Post 16 Vice Commander Travis Harvey handed World War II veteran Bob Gasche a handcrafted eagle-head cane made by the Indian River Woodcarvers Club in honor of his service.
Gashe, who was wounded on Iwo Jima, is the 272nd Purple Heart recipient to receive such a cane. The honor came during the Purple Heart Day Ceremony in the Freedom Community Center at the Veterans Memorial Park in Gainesville.
“The Korean people will never forget the help and friendship you showed to us,” the ambassador said during the ceremony.
STARKE — A Monday ceremony at Camp Blanding wasn’t the first at which 85-year-old Ken Sassaman was honored for his service in the Korean War. But, he said, this one was special because of the person who recognized him.
Gainesville, FL – Representative Ted Yoho, Camp Blanding leadership, and S. Korean Ambassador Cho Yoon-je honored local Korean War veterans today at a ceremony this afternoon held at the Korean Monument at Camp Blanding. At the invitation of Representative Yoho, South Korean Ambassador Cho Yoon-je, attended and presented the “Ambassador for Peace” medal to each Veteran. Brigadier General Chauncey acted as the Master of Ceremonies, offering introductory remarks and thanking attendees for braving the Florida heat.
When U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho started the process three years ago to bring a Department of Veterans Affairs clinic to Middleburg, there were just 4,500 veterans in the region enrolled in the program as well as skepticism about whether it was the right location for a new facility.
Yoho, R-Gainesville, said he had to assemble leaders from the business and veteran communities in Clay County to more than double that number to show a new primary care clinic would get sufficient use from the county’s roughly 29,000 veterans.
It will be located at 400 College Drive and offer services like primary care, mental health services, lab draws and select specialty care via telehealth.
A new VA clinic is heading to Clay County, according to a press release by Representative Ted Yoho.
Yoho announced on Wednesday an award for a 10-year-lease of the new VA clinic in Middleburg, which will be located at 400 College Drive.
It will offer services like primary care, mental health services, lab draws and select specialty care via telehealth, per the press release.