One of the highest honors I have as your representative in the U.S. House is meeting with the men and women who have fought to defend our nation, from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan. Last week, I had the chance to greet 39 World War II vets from Oregon as they visited the memorial built in their honor on the National Mall.

In The Dalles on Saturday, I was proud to attend the official renaming ceremony for the Loren R. Kaufman VA Clinic, named after a local hero who received the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Korean War. And on Monday, I was in Medford meeting with a grassroots veterans’ advocacy association to learn more about their efforts to reduce the rates of veteran homelessness in southern Oregon.