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More veterans joining Congress

Iraq war veteran, Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who lost both legs in combat before turning to politics, arrives for a group photo on the East steps of the Capitol in Washington.
In the mid-1970s, the vast majority of lawmakers tended to be veterans, but now the number is much smaller. Iraq war veteran Rep.-elect Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, is among nine Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who will serve in the new Congress.

More veterans joining Congress

Iraq war veteran, Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who lost both legs in combat before turning to politics, arrives for a group photo on the East steps of the Capitol in Washington.
In the mid-1970s, the vast majority of lawmakers tended to be veterans, but now the number is much smaller. Iraq war veteran Rep.-elect Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, is among nine Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who will serve in the new Congress.
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