WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) announced 10 additional cosponsors to her bipartisan legislation that would posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. McClain introduced this legislation last week, which now has 241 cosponsors.
Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Jake Ellzey (R-TX), David Scott (D-GA), Darin LaHood (R-IL), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Nikema Williams (D-GA), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Brian Babin (R-TX) and Dwight Evans (D-PA) signed on as cosponsors today.
“I’m encouraged that this legislation to honor the 13 servicemembers killed in Afghanistan last week is receiving overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle,” said Rep. McClain. “I urge House leadership to quickly pass this bill so we can honor the lives of our fallen servicemembers.”
"The 13 service members who were killed in the recent Kabul terrorist attacks are American heroes. They made the ultimate sacrifice protecting innocent men, women, and children in Afghanistan. I am proud to support Congresswoman McClain's legislation, which awards the Congressional Gold Medal to each fallen service member. I would like to offer my deepest sympathies and prayers to the military families who lost a husband, a wife, a son, or a daughter. We are praying for the Americans still stranded behind enemy lines, as well as the Afghan people," said House Republican Whip Steve Scalise.
“Our troops gave everything to protect us,” said Rep. Dingell. “This bipartisan bill shows that, regardless of political party, we must honor every single fallen servicemember and support their families however we can. These gold medals won’t bring back their loved ones, but they will represent the courage, strength, and sacrifice the 13 brave servicemembers gave on behalf of their country.”
“The 13 brave men and women in uniform who were killed in the terror attack in Afghanistan were heroes,” said Rep. Kuster. “I am proud to join with my colleagues from across the aisle to honor the ultimate sacrifice these servicemembers and their families made for our country, and to commemorate their incredible courage with the highest honor we can.”
“The 13 fallen servicemembers are heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting America,” said Congresswoman Williams. “I am proud to co-sponsor this bipartisan bill in their honor, and I will continue to send my thoughts and prayers to their families as they heal from this heartbreaking loss.”
This bill is cosponsored by Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rick Allen (R-GA), Mark Amodei (R-NV), Don Bacon (R-NE), Jim Banks (R-IN), Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Stephanie Bice (R-OK), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Ken Calvert (R-CA), Kat Cammack (R-FL), Jerry Carl (R-AL), Andre Carson (D-IN), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Ben Cline (R-VA), Tom Cole (R-OK), Rick Crawford (R-AR), John Curtis (R-UT), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Randy Feenstra (R-IA), Drew Ferguson (R-GA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Scott Franklin (R-FL), Russ Fulcher (R-ID), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Mike Garcia (R-CA), Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), Anthony Gonzales (R-OH), Bob Good (R-VA), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Michael Guest (R-MS), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Yvette Herrell (R-NM), Jody Hice (R-GA), Ashley Hinson (R-IA), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Chris Jacobs (R-NY), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Dave Joyce (R-OH), William Keating (D-MA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Trent Kelly (R-MS), Young Kim (R-CA), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), David Kustoff (R-TN), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Robert Latta (R-OH), Al Lawson (D-FL), Blain Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Elaine Luria (D-VA), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), Tracey Mann (R-KS), Brian Mast (R-FL), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Tom McClintock (R-CA), David McKinley (R-WV), Peter Meijer (R-MI), Carol Miller (R-WV), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), John Moolenaar (R-MI), Alex Mooney (R-WV), Blake Moore (R-UT), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Greg Murphy (R-NC), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Burgess Owens (R-UT), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Gary Palmer (R-AL), Chris Pappas (D-NH), August Pfluger (R-TX), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), David Rouzer (R-NC), David Schweikert (R-AZ), Adrian Smith (R-NB), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Darren Soto (D-FL), Victoria Spartz (R-IN), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Bryan Steil (R-WI), Gregory Steube (R-FL), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Mike Turner (R-OH), David Valadao (R-CA), Beth Van Duyne (R-TX), Filemon Vela (D-TX), Ann Wagner (R-MO), Tim Walberg (R-MI), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Randy Weber (R-TX), Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Roger Williams (R-TX), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Robert Wittman (R-VA), Don Young (R-AK), Andy Harris (R-MD), Liz Cheney (R-WY), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Jason Smith (R-MO), Ralph Norman (R-SC), GT Thompson (R-PA), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Mike Levin (D-CA), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Jake LaTurner (R-KS), Garret Graves (R-LA), Pat Fallon (R-TX), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), Troy Balderson (R-OH), Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon (R-PR), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Van Taylor (R-TX), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Greg Pence(R-IN), Barry Moore (R-AL), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Fred Upton (R-MI), Tedd Budd (R-NC), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Jay Obernolte (R-CA), Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Mike Bost (R-IL), Jim Costa (D-CA), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Lucy McBath (R-GA), Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Julia Letlow (R-LA), Jared Golden (D-ME), Joseph Morelle (D-NY), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Dan Bishop (R-NC), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Cliff Bentz (R-OR), Billy Long (R-MO), Cynthia Axne (D-IA), Austin Scott (R-GA), Susan Wild (D-PA), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Scott Perry (R-PA), John Carter (R-TX), Michelle Steel (R-CA), Mike Waltz (R-FL), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), Neal Dunn (R-FL), John Rutherford (R-FL), William Timmons (R-SC), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Matthew Rosendale (R-MT), Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Lori Trahan (D-MA), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), John Katko (R-NY), Fred Keller (R-PA), Dan Webster (R-FL), Danny Davis (D-IL), Juan Vargas (D-CA), Kathy Manning (D-NC), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Dean Phillips (D-MN), J. Luis Correa (D-CA), John Joyce (D-PA), David Trone (D-MD), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), French Hill (R-AR), Dina Titus (D-NV), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX), Tom Tiffany (R-WI), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Richard Neal (D-MA), Pete Stauber (R-MN), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Al Green (D-TX), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-MP), Frank Lucas (R-OK), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Michael Cloud (R-LA), James Comer (R-KY), Ami Bera (D-CA), Mike Johnson (R-LA), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Clay Higgins (R-LA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Steve Scalise (R-LA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Jake Ellzey (R-TX), David Scott (D-GA), Darin LaHood (R-IL), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Nikema Williams (D-GA), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Brian Babin (R-TX) and Dwight Evans (D-PA).