When someone joins the military, it’s a commitment the whole family makes. Our military families face unique challenges and a strong military family means a strong military. In 2009, Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. and I co-founded the bipartisan Congressional Military Family Caucus to look at the specific issues facing our military families, issues like frequent
The annual bipartisan Military Family Summit is well underway at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. This morning we had an open forum with some top ranking military officials to answer questions from active and reserve service members and spouses. Great to hear their stories and ideas about how we can best support our military families.
This is great news for our veterans. Finally, the selfless men and women who served our country can obtain a photo identification card from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Beginning in November, honorably discharged members of the military will be able to show proof of service and have easier access to the benefits and services they deserve.
I am saddened by the violent act of racism that took place in Spokane last weekend. It is more important now than ever that we stand together, united against racism. Hate has no place in Eastern Washington or the United States, and together we must strive to live by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
I'm honored to be co-hosting the annual Military Family Summit with my colleague Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. Last year we hosted the event here at Fairchild Air Force Base, and next week we will head to Fort Benning, Georgia to discuss the most pressing issues facing our military families. I look forward to meeting the many wonderful service members
Our Veterans deserve nothing short of the best medical care. That is why I'm proud to introduce legislation that will require medical workers at Veterans Affairs hospitals to report directly to state licensing boards when wrongdoing is witnessed. It's time to put an end to inappropriately covering up the bad work of dangerous doctors.
So sad to see the devastation in #PuertoRico. People’s lives have been turned upside down.
Yesterday the People’s House passed $36 billion in recovery aid for those impacted by hurricanes and fires. With this funding and the continued commitment from FEMA and the administration, we can start to rebuild the lives of these Americans who have been
My bill will ensure our region continues to have access to clean, renewable, and affordable energy. Yesterday I spoke at the House Committee on Natural Resources on why we need to protect the Columbia River Power System. More here:
Proud to support this legislation today. Thousands of people in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have lost everything in the devastation following hurricanes this fall. This aid package will help them with the long road to rebuilding and recovery. It also provides $576.5 million in funding to fight and recover from
We should be rolling out the red carpet to our nation’s heroes in Eastern Washington and around the country, and that starts with ensuring that the best and brightest are at the VA caring for our veterans. This bill will stop the VA from shielding dangerous doctors.