Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Veterans Issues

For more information concerning my work to support our Veterans, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

More on Veterans Issues

Feb 3, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Kerry Bentivolio is privileged to announce the nomination of twenty-nine applicants to the prestigious UnitedStates military service academies. Hailing from municipalities all across Michigan’s Eleventh District, which contains portions of Oakland and Wayne counties, these ambitious young people will be competing to become the future leadership of our nation’s armed forces.

Nov 19, 2013
Editorial

As a former soldier who served in both the Vietnam and Iraq War, I can tell you that our veterans often find it difficult to transition from military to civilian life. Workplace skill training can be a lifesaver for many of our veterans making the move from our armed services to the private sector.

Too many of our soldiers are finding it difficult to find jobs when they return from overseas. It’s time to help them out.

Oct 30, 2013
Press Release

Today, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Veteran’s Entry to Apprenticeship Act, H.R. 3384. This act amends current law, specifically Title 38, to allow veterans to use their educational benefits for enrollment in pre-apprenticeship programs.

Oct 15, 2013
Blog Post

Dear Constituents,

The partial shut-down is now entering its third week. 

Even while the chambers disagree on the continuing spending resolution, the House did pass bills to fund:

Oct 9, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio voted for the Honoring the Families of a Fallen Soldier Act, H.J.Res 91. This legislation makes continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense. It passed the House of Representatives in a bipartisan fashion with a vote of 425-0. 

Sep 17, 2013
In The News

Republican congressmen who have witnessed the horrors of war for themselves as combat veterans are among those leading the way in opposition to American involvement in Syria.

Reps. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, Chris Gibson and Michael Grimm of New York, Doug Collins of Georgia, Ron DeSantis of Florida and Steve Stivers of Ohio have all come out saying they oppose air strikes. 

Jul 23, 2013
Press Release

Bentivolio Introduces Bipartisan Veterans’ Jobs Bill

Bill to Give Qualified Members of the Reserve Components Tiered Preference in Hiring for Civil Service Jobs

Jul 12, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Deparment of Veterans Affairs announced a new grant initiative to help end veteran’s homelessness. Congressman Kerry Bentivolio released the following statement on the initiative:

Jul 9, 2013
Press Release

via The Committee on Oversight & Government Reform http://1.usa.gov/18KCc9w

WASHINGTON- Today, on a vote of 387-1, the House of Representatives approved legislation advanced by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to make it easier for veteran service organizations to obtain surplus federal property. 

Apr 2, 2013
Editorial

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been winding down, we have welcomed roughly 100,000 veterans back to our communities. Unfortunately, these brave men and women are returning to a stagnant economy. An American hero who participated in the raid against Osama bin Laden recently talked about the difficulties many soldiers face as they transition back to ordinary life. With few job prospects and no income after his retirement from service, he told Esquire magazine, "I still have the same bills I had in the Navy.