Republican Rep Aims to Secure Congressional Gold Medal for 13 Fallen Troops

FIRST ON FOX: A Republican congresswoman is spearheading a bipartisan bill to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. service members killed in last week’s suicide bombings in Kabul.

The bill introduced by Rep. Lisa McClain’s, R-Mich., seeks to give Congress’ most distinguished award to the 13 service members killed near the capital’s airport.

“These heroic men and women are gone far too soon, and we must honor them for their bravery in helping U.S. citizens and Afghan allies safely evacuate Afghanistan,” McClain said in a statement released to Fox News.

“My heart aches for the families and loved ones of our service members,” McClain continued. “We will always remember their service and pay tribute to their sacrifice.”

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