For months, I have been fighting to hold the Biden administration accountable for the unacceptable backlog of records requests at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). It’s ridiculous that veterans in our community are being denied access to care or benefits because they are waiting on a piece of paper from the United States government.
Last night, the House of Representatives took action to right this undeniable wrong by passing the Access for Veterans to Records Act. This legislation will require the NPRC to modernize its information technology and shore up its workforce to ensure records processing is just a click away.
This is a step in the right direction, but we have a long way to go. I will fight tooth and nail to make sure this bill gets signed into law, and in the meantime, I will keep the pressure on the Biden administration to ensure every veteran in our community and across the United States has access to their records without another second of bureaucratic delay.
McMorris Rodgers Introduces Bill Expanding Service Opportunities for Disability Community
Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the Hannah Cvancara Service Act (H.R. 7405) to empower individuals with a non-service-connected amputation to serve the United States Armed Forces as medical personnel. This legislation was inspired by Hannah Cvancara, a Spokane resident who suffered a childhood amputation that disqualified her from serving […]
McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell Applaud Approval of Disaster Declaration for Spokane County Following Devastating Wildfires
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Spokane County and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Gray Fire and the Oregon Road Fire in August 2023. After the announcement, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) […]
McMorris Rodgers Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Block President Biden’s LNG Export Ban, Unleash American Energy
Washington D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped the House of Representatives pass the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (H.R. 7176) to reverse President Biden’s American liquified natural gas (LNG) export ban. She released the following statement after the vote: “The President’s decision to impose a ban on new permits […]