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.
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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against Iran without Congressional approval or as consistent with the 1974 War Powers Resolution, and to repeal the outdated 2002 Authorized Use of Military Force (AUMF).
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.
The Wreaths Across America event was held across the country at the same time. We met on Saturday, December 14, 12:00 p.m.at 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.
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.
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.
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.