During the Vietnam War, millions of Americans left home to fight in muddy trenches and jungles halfway around the world. Many made the ultimate sacrifice. Others returned home just to be ostracized and ridiculed. Some were never recognized for their service at all.
That’s exactly what happened to the Dustoff crewmembers. These courageous crewmembers, helicopter air ambulance pilots, crew chiefs, and medics risked their lives to evacuate more than 900,000 U.S., Vietnamese, and Allied forces between May 1962 and March 1973. They were some of the very best, and their heroism deserves to be recognized.
That’s why I introduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Derek Kilmer this morning to honor these brave servicemembers with a Congressional Gold Medal, which is the highest expression of national appreciation Congress can offer. This recognition is long overdue, so I will do everything I can to get this bill across the finish line.
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 […]
Statement from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Washington, D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement. “It’s been the honor and privilege of my life to represent the people of Eastern Washington in Congress. They inspire me every day. They are part of the strength and soul of America — the greatest experiment in self-governance the […]