PBS NewsHour

Fewer veterans are serving in Congress than ever before

Clip: Season 2014 | 1m 48s

Veterans used to make up a strong majority of Congress. In 1972, more than 70 percent of Congressional members had served in the military. But now, even with lawmakers who are veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, there will be fewer of them than at any time in at least the last 50 years -- just 18 percent. NewsHour political director Domenico Montanaro reports.

Aired: 11/11/14

Rating: NR

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