Congress thanks service members on Veterans Day

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The Democratic senators of Rhode Island marched together in a parade, and Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Scott RigellScott RigellOvernight Regulation: Supreme Court rejects GOP redistricting challenge Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to Va. redistricting plan Overnight Defense: Senate panel approves 2B defense bill MORE (R-Va.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Sen. Bob CaseyBob CaseyGOP chairman sees funding deal soon on medical cures bill Overnight Healthcare: House takes first step on opioids bills Overnight Regulation: FDA e-cig rule hit with first lawsuit MORE (D-Pa.) and others also tweeted that they took to the streets on Sunday and Monday to celebrate the holiday in local parades. Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) said he spent the weekend overseas with the New Mexico National Guard units stationed there. Many others tweeted appreciation and reminders to thank the veterans in their own communities.

President Obama, who paid tribute to the nation's military veterans Sunday in a wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, tweeted several times to mark the occasion. 

Although there is bipartisan agreement by members of Congress on supporting veterans, several lawmakers used the holiday to argue for solutions to various policy issues that plague the veteran community.

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) focused on the issue of veterans healthcare. Sen. John CornynJohn CornynGOP mired in Zika dispute GOP duo unveils healthcare bill maintaining parts of ObamaCare Overnight Tech: Facebook finds no bias but vows to change trending feature MORE (R-Texas) urged fellow lawmakers to move more swiftly in addressing the backlog of veteran disability claims. 


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