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Why Washington needs more veterans, and not just in office | MilitaryTimes

Why Washington needs more veterans, and not just in office | MilitaryTimes

Following decades of decline in the number of veterans serving in Congress, the 115th Congress, which was sworn in Jan. 3, has more than the 114th. Despite this current crop of lawmakers bucking the trend for veteran representation, the number of congressional staff members with a military background remains incredibly low; less than 1 percent of policy staffers have military experience, according to the veterans advocacy group HillVets.
This shortage leads to a lack of perspective when Congress acts on defense and veterans issues.

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