The battlefield experience of a bipartisan group of military veterans helps them negotiate Capitol Hill.

Veterans’ shared experiences in the military help them bridge the ideological divides that exist within Congress.

Veterans in a bipartisan congressional caucus said they were able to work together on topics of national security despite their political differences because they had a shared military background and a willingness to serve the country.

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Democratic state representative Jared Golden from Maine stated, “We’re used to being a part of something bigger than ourselves.” Because we all share the same sense of pride and gratitude for the contributions we made to our nation when we were in uniform, we can able to keep cooperating with one another.