Veterans

Southeast Wisconsin is home to more than 45,000 veterans. It is critical we support them and their families. Helping our veterans should never be a partisan issue. Our American heroes’ service and sacrifice must never be forgotten. I will always work for our veterans, ensure they have access to the benefits they’ve earned, and work to increase access to health care and mental health resources for veterans and their families.  

In Congress, it is my priority to help veterans in Southeast Wisconsin. Our office brought on board a Wounded Warrior Fellow who is dedicated to working with veterans or members of the military who need assistance. If you are a veteran or servicemember that needs help, please reach out to my office.  

More on Veterans

April 22, 2021 In The News

Members of gold star families are being sought for a job to help veterans find employment under a federal program being promoted by U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil.

April 22, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil isn’t satisfied with the answers he’s received concerning an August COVID-19 outbreak at the Wisconsin Veterans Home.

April 22, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., is calling on the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct an investigation of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove three weeks after a trio of deaths of coronavirus-positive veterans living at the facility were reported.

April 1, 2021 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) announced he is seeking applicants for a Gold Star Family fellow through the House of Representatives’ Gold Star Family Fellowship Program. You can apply for the fellowship here.

November 23, 2020 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove, Congressman Bryan Steil has sought answers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In August, Steil called on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to conduct an investigation into the outbreak. Steil received a response from Secretary Robert Wilkie last week.

November 23, 2020 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN— Today, Congressman Bryan Steil called on the Director of the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to address the backlog of services requested by veterans. The NPRC provides veterans with documentation on service history, medical history, and other information that can be required to obtain VA benefits. Steil has assisted numerous veterans in Southeast Wisconsin with this issue throughout the coronavirus pandemic, however, NPRC has yet to provide Steil or Congress with a timeline or plan on how it intends to address the growing backlog.

November 10, 2020 Press Release

FRANKLIN, WISCONSIN—As we approach Veterans Day, today Congressman Bryan Steil announced Mr. Steven Perrigo, United States Army Sergeant (Ret.) from Franklin, as Wisconsin’s First Congressional District’s 2020 Veteran of the Year recipient.

October 16, 2020 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Congressman Bryan Steil joined Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-NV), Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), and Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) to introduce the VA Telehealth Expansion Act.

September 4, 2020 Press Release

UNION GROVE, WISCONSIN—Bryan Steil urged U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to investigate the coronavirus outbreak at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove. The Union Grove facility reported 20 veterans and 20 staff members contracted coronavirus, and three residents have died.