PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI – Derrick Van Orden, a Navy veteran with 26 years of service, spent Veterans Day connecting with the veterans in the 3rd District. He visited several of the district’s VFWs and American Legion posts, discussing veterans issues like the epidemic of veteran suicide, VA access and quality, veteran homelessness, and how we can fix those problems.
Take a look at some of the coverage from Veterans Day:
: At a separate location, Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District Derrick Van Orden appeared more hesitant towards the $1 trillion spending bill. Van Orden’s criticisms focused on the increased spending coming at the time of rising inflation and questions about how the package would be paid for.
…Van Orden, a 26-year military veteran, was attending a Veterans Day program in La Crosse when discussing the Infrastructure Bill. He called the news conference by the Democrats “wholly inappropriate” to be held on Veterans Day.
“This is a way we can stop, very deliberately, on a single day and just say thanks to everybody that served our nation,” said Derrick Van Orden, a Navy veteran and a candidate for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district.