WASHINGTON—Last week, Rep. Mark Green was selected as “Legislator of the Year” by the American Freedom Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering active duty, reserve, and separated service members.

The Legislator of the Year award recognizes elected officials for their work ensuring that veterans receive education, medical care, housing, and an overall feeling of security in their daily lives. Nominations for the award are submitted by the general public.

Green said, “I'm deeply honored to receive the Legislator of the Year award. We as a people should always fight for those who fight for us, and we should never take our veterans for granted. I will continue fighting in Congress for the care and well-being of our Nation’s veterans, and I will continue working to ensure that those serving in our Armed Forces have everything they need to fight and win.”

As a graduate of West Point and Army Special Operations Flight Surgeon, Green has introduced several bills to help veterans and their families during his first year in Congress, including the Protecting Gold Star Spouses Act and the Kids to College Act.