May 30, 2021 - Politics & Policy

By the numbers: Veterans in Congress

Data: Quorum; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Ninety members of Congress have served in the military — 42 in the Army — and least 14 more have family members with military experience, Axios reports from an analysis of bios by Quorum.

  • Rep. Dean Phillips' father was killed in Vietnam when the Democratic congressman from Minnesota was 6 months old.
  • He and other lawmakers join Americans this weekend in remembering and honoring those who lost their lives in combat.
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