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Congressman Dave Trott

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Veterans and Military Families

Rep. Dave Trott is committed to ensuring veterans and their families in Southeast Michigan receive the quality care they deserve and the benefits they have earned.

As Americans, we owe our freedom and security to the brave men and women who have served in our nation’s military. Rep. Trott believes our veterans are true heroes and that Congress must do everything it can to ensure they receive first-class care when they return home from serving our country.

Unfortunately, far too many veterans have to wait long periods of time just to receive their benefits.  Many veterans’ disability claims are currently backlogged—meaning our veterans are waiting too long to receive the benefits they have earned. 

Rep. Trott wants Congress and the President to work together to find solutions that greatly improve services for our veterans and their families. By cutting through the red tape and reforming the way the Veterans Administration (VA) operates, we can help those who sacrificed so much for us.  

Additionally, Rep. Trott is working to ensure that our veterans are able to find good-paying jobs when they return home from service. Rep. Trott supported important legislation to improve employment opportunities for veterans and help our nation’s heroes find the good-paying jobs they deserve.

Rep. Trott encourages any veteran to contact our office if they need assistance in dealing with the VA. From filing for benefits to getting overdue medals, Rep. Trott’s district staff stands ready to assist veterans with any service they need. To learn more, click here

More on Veterans and Military Families

June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) issued the following statement after President Trump signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (S. 1094), legislation Rep. Trott supported to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to dismiss and hold underperforming Veterans Affairs (VA) employees accountable and strengthen whistleblower protections:

June 13, 2017 Press Release
After years of working alongside my colleagues, I supported the largest VA reform legislation in years, legislation that holds bad actors accountable and protects the whistleblowers that expose them.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
This bill supports our servicemen and women who put their lives on the line each and every day by providing our troops with the resources they need to safely and effectively do their job. Furthermore, when our troops return home, it provides them with the benefits and high-quality medical care they earned.
April 11, 2017 Press Release
Drafted at age 18, Mr. Ortwine served his country valiantly, defending our nation’s fundamental principles of freedom and liberty around the world. It was an honor to join Mr. Ortwine and his family and friends to present the medals he rightfully earned, a long overdue recognition of the bravery and heroism he embodied in defense of the traditions built by the Americans before him and the promise of every generation to come
March 8, 2017 Press Release
Our nation's service men and women selflessly put their lives on the line every day to protect ours and they deserve nothing less than our full support. It is Congress' responsibility to ensure they have the training, equipment, and resources they need to safely and effectively do their job.
September 15, 2016 Press Release
“After fighting for our nation, Michigan veterans should not have to fight bureaucratic red tape and slowdowns when they return home."
May 25, 2016 Press Release
"After fighting for our nation, our veterans should not have to wait in line so long they die awaiting service at a VA hospital."
October 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC:  U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) spoke on the House floor in oppostition to President Barack Obama's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)—bipartisan legislation that funds American’s armed forces and supports the nation’s military efforts around the globe.

April 30, 2015 Press Release
"While Washington still has a long way to go to fix the many problems with the VA’s bureaucracy, this legislation is an important step towards giving Michigan’s vets the top-notch service they deserve."
April 27, 2015 Blog Post
Learn how to apply for the Disabled Veterans Exemption.