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To the editor: I was surprised to read an editorial in a state newspaper that Congressman Mike McIntyre should be voted out in favor of someone who would speak up for national security and the rights of soldiers and veterans.
McIntyre has been a member of the House Armed Services Committee since he entered Congress in January 1997 and has been committed to the men and women of our active forces, our veterans and our retirees.
He has co-sponsored bills during his tenure that have provided funds for many improvements for the military, including those on active duty and in the Guard and Reserves.
Just recently, McIntyre was awarded the National Legislator of the Year for his work on behalf of our nation’s veterans. The National Guard Association of the U.S. presented the congressman the prestigious Charles Dick Medal of Merit for his outstanding work on behalf of the National Guard and our national defense.
McIntyre represents the House Armed Services Committee on the U.S. Naval Academy’s advisory board. His accomplishments for all services have been recognized by numerous organizations, including the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The congressman has demonstrated his thorough knowledge of all services, and has been recognized by military leaders as being a real friend to U.S. service members around the world.
The residents of the 7th Congressional District should be proud to have McIntyre serve as their representative. His hard work and diligence have benefited all who serve in our armed forces and his actions have enhanced our national security.