Veterans and Servicemembers

Representative Casten is committed to ensuring that the men and women who have served, are serving, or will serve in the U.S. military get the resources and care they need – both at home and abroad.   He knows that our veterans’ service is a debt that can never be fully repaid and is a solid advocate for making sure they receive the benefits they have earned.  As the son and grandson of veterans, Congressman Casten holds in highest regard men and women wear the uniform and put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms.

In Congress, he is committed to supporting programs that better enable our servicemembers to transition back into civilian life, have access to both mental and physical health care, and provide resources for our military families while their husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters are deployed.

Rep. Casten will continue to work on bipartisan policies to benefit the brave men and women who have served.


More on Veterans and Servicemembers

October 6, 2020 Press Release

Barrington Illinois – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) hosted an event to commemorate, honor and thank Vietnam era veterans with official certificates and pins at the Lake Barrington Shores Memorial Garden. The event was part of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration program, with which Congressman Casten is a proud partner. 

September 11, 2020 In The News

ALGONQUIN, Ill. (WLS) -- The son of a World War II veteran considers it a race against time. Jeff Savidge has been searching for his dad's missing military medals after they mysteriously disappeared.

August 10, 2020 Page

Summer 2020 

  • Climate Action Town Hall with Rep. Kathy Castor

  • Town Hall with IRS Liaison Susan Gainous

Spring 2020

  • April COVID Town Hall with Drs. Landon and Murphy

  • April Town Hall with State Sen Laura Ellman

  • April Town Hall with State Rep Karina Vill

  • April AARP Teletown Hall

  • April Town Hall with Reps Foster and Underwood

July 27, 2020 Page


Serving Our Community


January 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) issued the following statement after voting in favor of two amendments that would prohibit federal funds from being used for military operations against Iran without Congressional approval or as consistent with the 1974 War Powers Resolution, and to repeal the outdated 2002 Authorized Use of Military Force (AUMF).

January 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) released the following statement after he voted for H. Con. Res. 83, the War Powers Resolution.  The resolution would require the President to cease military actions against Iran unless authorized by Congress or in response to an imminent threat. The resolution reasserts Congress’ long-established authority by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran must cease within 30 days.

December 20, 2019 In The News

The Wreaths Across America event was held across the country at the same time. We met on Saturday, December 14, 12:00 Evergreen Cemetery, 600 Dundee, Ave., Barrington. There are 400 veteran grave sites that have been identified. Chapter member Volunteers and HODARS placed more than 343 wreaths on the headstones of our veterans.

Deb Edlund led the memorial service. Guests in attendance who spoke about the dedication of veterans were: US Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), and Village of Barrington President Karen Darch.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) voted to pass H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The legislation authorizes the appropriations of funds for the Department of Defense (DOD). The bill provides for a strong, smart national defense that is in line with American values.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) welcomed Chicago-area World War II and Korean War veterans at the World War II Memorial. About 96 veterans traveled to Washington D.C. through the Chicago Honor Flight network. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for their service.

January 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06)  issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in a 5-4 vote that temporarily allows the Trump Administration’s policy of banning transgender Americans from serving in the military.