Defense/Veterans

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Greeting Honor Flight Veterans in D.C.

Our veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and their struggle should not continue when they return home. Last year, when the abhorrent treatment of our heroes was discovered, I demanded action. Unfortunately, the long wait times, insufficient care, and an unresponsive VA management did not end with the resignation of Secretary Shinseki. The VA has systematic failings that must be addressed. The House has passed several bills that will make our veterans’ lives better, from economic opportunity to accountability within the VA. But there is still more work to do.

I am optimistic that we can find solutions for our veterans. I will not waver in my fight to create a 21st century Department of Veterans Affairs. I look to the future with hope that we can act swiftly and compassionately – to not only demand answers from the VA – but to pass long-term solutions for the veterans who have served our nation.

Every day, our survival is threatened by radical Islamic terrorists whose aim is to kill innocent men, women, and children, even at the cost of their own lives. I support our brave men and women in uniform who are risking their lives in Afghanistan to keep America safe.

Military Family Caucus
Military Family Summit

I am committed to America’s military families. As the wife of a career Navy man, I understand the nature of their family commitment and the drawbacks that come with it.  In 2009, I founded The Congressional Military Family Caucus to build bipartisan support for legislation to help military families and bring together military families and government leaders to discuss issues of concern to military families.

I am also committed to Fairchild Air Force Base, bringing the KC-X tanker to Fairchild, and making sure that Eastern Washington’s veterans get the care they need and deserve.

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October 18, 2018

Rebuilding our military and caring for our veterans in Eastern Washington

Hello, Yesterday, I was with military families at…

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July 23, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Statement on VA Secretary Wilkie’s Confirmation 

(July 23, 2018) – Today, Eastern Washington…

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June 28, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Votes to Fund the Department of Defense

(June 28, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)…

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June 06, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Joins President Trump for Signing of VA MISSION Act

(June 6, 2018) – Earlier today, Eastern…

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May 24, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Votes for FY19 Defense Authorization

, D.C. (May 24, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris…

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May 16, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Statement on VA MISSION Act

(May 16, 2018) — Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following…

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April 13, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Statement on Syria

(April 13, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released this statement…

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March 11, 2018

Fighting for medical records access for veterans

Dear Friend, Even this week, we continue to see the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) make mistakes that put…

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March 07, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Joins in Introducing MIND Act of 2018

(March 7, 2018) — Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris…

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January 30, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Reacts to State of the Union Address

(January 30, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers…