Reps. McMorris Rodgers & Bishop Host Successful Military Spouse Summit

4/23/10

(Washington, D.C.)  – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Co-Chairs of the Military Family Caucus, hosted the inaugural Military Spouse Summit today.

The Summit brought together military spouses from all branches of the U.S. military and all from parts of the nation to offer their recommendations about the most pressing issues they and their families face.

“I recognize that when a service member joins the military, it is not just a job; it is a family commitment to our country,” said Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers.

Some of the ideas presented at the Summit include expanding the Military Spouse Career Advancement Program (MyCAA) to all military spouses, improving education for military children, and providing enough coverage for military children with special needs to receive all the treatments they need.

“As the wife of a career Navy man, I understand the nature of your family commitment and the drawbacks that can come with it.  America’s military families have needs that are not being met, but with your contributions here today, we can better understand those needs and begin to address them.”

To watch the Congresswoman’s remarks at the Summit, please click here.