Congressman Cleaver Presents Medal and Certificate to Retired Army Veteran Steven Fuhr

Jun 3, 2021
Press Release

(Kansas City, MO) – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) presented a long-awaited medal and certificate to retired Army veteran, Steven Fuhr. After retiring from the Army in 2013, Mr. Fuhr initiated casework with Rep. Cleaver’s district offices in 2016, seeking assistance in obtaining requisite retirement documents and entitled, but unawarded, service medals. In April, Rep. Cleaver’s office received Mr. Fuhr’s Meritorious Service Medal and certificate from the Department of the Army.

“This is what it is all about – serving those who have served us,” said Congressman Cleaver. “I am humbled and honored to present Mr. Fuhr his well-deserved Meritorious Service Medal and certificate this afternoon for his dedicated service to our country. While I still eagerly await the retirement packet he rightfully earned from the Army, my staff and I will continue working to ensure his case is resolved as soon as possible. These services are integral to our role as Members of Congress and our commitment to dutifully serving our constituencies, and it brings me great joy to see the favorable resolution of casework for constituents that reach out to my office.”  

Congressman Cleaver presenting Mr. Fuhr with his Meritorious Medal and Certificate Congressman Cleaver presenting Mr. Fuhr with his Meritorious Medal and Certificate

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri's Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee; Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance; member of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress; member of the Committee on Homeland Security; and a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. For more information, please contact Haydin Brady at 202-538-4326 or