Do We Need More Veterans In Congress? This PAC Thinks So06:10
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A supporter carries flags and photos of Conor Lamb at an election night event for Lamb, Democratic congressional candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th district, on March 13, 2018 in Canonsburg, Pa. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
A supporter carries flags and photos of Conor Lamb at an election night event for Lamb, Democratic congressional candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th district, on March 13, 2018 in Canonsburg, Pa. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Conor Lamb, a Democrat, former Marine and apparent winner in Pennsylvania's special House election, will soon join a small group in Congress: military veterans. Just 19 percent of U.S. representatives are former service members. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, they made up around 75 percent.

Rye Barcott wants to change that. Barcott (@ryebarcott), co-founder of the political action committee With Honor, speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young about its mission and latest endorsements of veteran candidates for Congress.

This segment aired on March 15, 2018.

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