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Gonzalez, Rice introduce bill to combat veteran homelessness

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U.S. Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) introduced a new bill today alongside Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) to aid homeless veterans in finding affordable housing. The Improving Housing Outcomes for Veterans Act implements recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to help local service providers collaborate more effectively with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs a... Read more »

Gonzalez, Rice introduce bill to expand VA peer support services, support female veterans

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U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) and Kathleen Rice (NY-04) are introducing the VA Peer Specialists Act to expand access to peer support services. Peer specialists are Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees who provide support and assistance to help fellow veterans in recovery to successfully engage in mental health and substance use treatment. The bill will also improve staffin... Read more »

Gonzalez introduces bipartisan VA Accountability Bill

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Last week, Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Dave Joyce (OH-14), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Conor Lamb (PA-17), and John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) introduced the VA Quality Health Care Accountability and Transparency Act. This important legislation aims to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) disclosure of the quality of service it provides to veterans. The congressmen introduced the bill in... Read more »

New Thank-a-Vet Thursday video honors the memory of Summit County World War II veteran Glenn Smith

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U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) today released a new Thank-a-Vet Thursday (#TVT) video featuring U.S. Navy Veteran Glenn Smith from Summit County, who served our nation during World War II. Glenn sadly passed away shortly after this filming. Congressman Gonzalez honored his life on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last month. Glenn was a Navy Seabee and served fr... Read more »

Congressman Gonzalez presents eight Stark County veterans with military service medals

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U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) presented long awaited service medals to eight veterans from the Stark County area on Wednesday night during a ceremony at MAPS Air Museum in North Canton. The veterans, who served in a time span ranging from the post-World War II occupation era to the Gulf War, earned these medals and ribbons during their service, but they had either been lost or ... Read more »

Gonzalez suicide prevention bill passes committee

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U.S. Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez’s (R-OH) bill to combat rising suicide rates across the nation passed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Thursday with unanimous support. The bill, introduced alongside Congressman Ben McAdams (D-UT) in October, directs the National Science Foundation to fund research on the science of suicide with the goal of increasin... Read more »

Victory for Northeast Ohio veterans: Gonzalez Battlefield Cross bill passes House

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U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’s H.R. 1424, the Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by unanimous support. The bill, which marked the first bill introduced by Congressman Gonzalez, codifies protections for battlefield cross memorials in national cemeteries and is strongly supported by the Northeast Ohio veteran community. CONGRESSMAN GONZ... Read more »

House of Representatives passes bill to allow ‘battlefield crosses’ at VA cemeteries

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he U.S. House of Representatives returned from its Veterans Day recess on Tuesday to unanimously pass a bill by Rocky River GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez that would block national cemeteries from banning “battlefield cross” memorials. ... “This legislation comes straight from the veterans community in my northeast Ohio district,” Gonzalez said in a speech on the House of Representatives floor. ... Rea... Read more »

Lessons in service: Schools, organizations honor military during various Veterans Day ceremonies Nov. 11

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The home of the free because of the brave. This was the underlying theme of the various Veterans Day ceremonies hosted at schools, churches and organizations throughout the city, that stopped to observe the national holiday, Nov. 11, by recognizing the service of military men and women past and present. ... Over at the North Royalton Family YMCA, several dignitaries gathered to unveil a unique pie... Read more »

U.S. Rep Gonzalez pushes for battlefield cross protections

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U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Rocky River, is working to keep a promise he made to a constituent before he took office. Gonzalez has put forth the Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act, a law that would prohibit the Department of Veterans Affairs from removing memorials from national cemeteries. “It’s the first bill that I admitted myself. I’m excited about it,” said Gonzales, whose 16th D... Read more »

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