Walz to co-chair National Guard and Reserve CaucusWASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tim Walz announced Friday the support of Rep. Gene Taylor and strong support from the military and veterans community as he prepares to assume a leadership role in the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus in the next Congress.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tim Walz announced Friday the support of Rep. Gene Taylor and strong support from the military and veterans community as he prepares to assume a leadership role in the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus in the next Congress.
“As the outgoing co-chair of the Caucus, I am confident that Tim Walz will be a strong voice for our organization within Congress on behalf of the men and women of the Guard and Reserve,” Taylor said. “As a Guardsman, Tim has more than two decades of firsthand experience with the issues facing the Guard and Reserve. As a member of Congress, he has quickly built a record as a passionate advocate for all service members and their families. That has earned him the unvarnished respect and support of the military and veterans communities, which will serve him well as he leads this Caucus in the new Congress.”
Rep. Duncan Hunter, who will serve as the Republican co-chair of the Caucus in the 112th Congress, said, “I am honored to serve as co-chair of the Guard and Reserve Caucus alongside Tim, who served our country in the National Guard and is also one of the strongest advocates in Congress for our servicemen and women. Tim’s insight and experience make him a perfect fit to help lead the caucus and I look forward to working with him on the issues that matter most to the Guard and Reserve, and its families.”
Hunter is a Marine combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Walz is the highest-ranking enlisted soldier to ever serve in Congress. He served in the National Guard for 24 years, retiring as a Command Sergeant Major.