Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Veterans

I am proud to represent more than 120,000 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.

 

 

More on Veterans

Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) voted for the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act on June 14, 2017. Today, that bipartisan bill, which will improve the care our veterans receive, was signed into law by the president. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:

Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (FL-03) voted for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. This legislation streamlines the difficult process of removing, demoting or suspending VA employees for poor performance or misconduct. It will ensure that whistleblowers within the VA are protected from any retaliation. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:

Apr 4, 2017 In The News

Today is the anniversary of the day he enlisted

 

Seventy-five years after enlisting in the U.S. Army, Charles Moloney Sr. was honored for his service on Friday.

Moloney, a 95-year-old Gainesville resident who served as an airplane mechanic in World War II, joined the Army about four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

It was his duty as an American, he reasoned.

Feb 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – With the support of 175 Members of Congress, the House passed Congressman Ted S. Yoho’s (R-FL-03) bipartisan bill aimed at helping veterans through the claims process with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The WINGMAN Act (HR 512) passed by voice vote.

Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL)  and Brad Schneider (D-IL)  introduced the GI Internship Program Act - HR 758 - to create a new internship option for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

The new program would offer veterans the option to receive their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit as a stipend to complete a career transition internship with a qualifying business. The bill requires special consideration be paid to sectors most affected by the economy’s growing skills gap, such as manufacturing and small business.

Jan 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C.  Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) re-introduced his pro- veteran bill WINGMAN, with the support of over 150 Members of Congress. This bill 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.

Dec 7, 2016 In The News

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are standing in the way of improving customer service for our nation’s veterans.  We introduced WINGMAN (H.R. 5166) in May of this year with broad bipartisan support - 137 of our colleagues in the House signed on as co-sponsors. The bill allows trained congressional caseworkers to check the status of a veteran’s claim and view relevant files within the VA’s claims system. Veterans often contact our offices as a last resort because they have already spent weeks or months waiting for the VA to respond to their request.

Dec 7, 2016 In The News

Last week, the full U.S. House passed on voice vote a proposal from two Florida congressmen to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog.

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., have been pushing the “Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act” (WINGMAN)  throughout the year. 

Nov 30, 2016 Video

Rep. Ted S. Yoho gave a speech on the House floor urging his colleagues to support his bill (HR 5166 - WINGMAN). Which later passed with bipartisan support.

Nov 30, 2016 Press Release

 

Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) continued his fight to improve the lives or our nations Veterans as the House passed WINGMAN (H.R. 5166) in a bipartisan vote. Congressman Yoho introduced this bill back in May to help streamline the benefits claims process between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the congressional constituent advocates assisting in processing those claims on behalf of veterans and their families. WINGMAN will help make this a reality.