As part of With Honor's vision of a less polarized government, we hope that members have the courage to collaborate across the aisle and we are proud to stand behind this new member-led cross-partisan caucus of military veterans looking to restore trust in Congress.
Launched in 2019, the For Country Caucus is an independent member-led House caucus led by Co-Chairs Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) along with Vice-Chairs Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA). The For Country Caucus provides a platform for military veterans in Congress to work in a cross-partisan way to create a more productive government. The emphasis of the caucus is on pragmatic, cross-partisan action with an intent to “put the mission first,” by putting our country first and make progress on issues constituents care about.
This past May, the Caucus' first piece of endorsed legislation, H.R. 2481, the Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act, passed in the House. The act, introduced by For Country Caucus member Congresswoman Elaine Luria, eases the tax burden on Gold Star families—families who have lost a member in military service.