Congress thanks service members on Veterans Day

The Democratic senators of Rhode Island marched together in a parade, and Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Scott RigellScott RigellGOP lawmaker appears in Gary Johnson ad Some in GOP say Trump has gone too far GOP rep: Trump doesn't have one trait I'd want my son to emulate MORE (R-Va.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Sen. Bob CaseyBob CaseySenate Dems want major women's golf event moved off Trump course 5 takeaways from the Pa. Senate debate Great Lakes senators seek boost for maritime system 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 CornynPotential Cruz challenger: 'Don't close off your options' Report: Investor visa program mainly funds wealthy areas GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election MORE (R-Texas) urged fellow lawmakers to move more swiftly in addressing the backlog of veteran disability claims.