Leading To Honor Our Veterans 

Apr 22, 2022
Veterans

Since 2005, Honor Flights have helped more than 245,000 veterans from all across the country visit our nation’s capital – many for the first time. In 2017, I had the privilege of seeing off a group of Eastern Washington veterans from Spokane International Airport, and it was an experience I will never forget. 

There was nothing quite like seeing the smiles on the faces of veterans about to embark on a journey to see the very war memorials dedicated to their service to our country. Traditionally, a police escort has been provided to help the group on the flight travel from the airport to the memorials and back, as you can imagine navigating DC traffic is difficult. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration has changed a long-standing policy to allow these escorts. I think this policy change is completely unacceptable.

That’s why I’ve joined my colleagues in urging the Biden administration to resume car escort services for veterans participating in an Honor Flight. I know how special this trip is for veterans in our community, which is why I am committed to making sure it is an experience they will never forget.

Recent Posts


Jun 18, 2024
Press

McMorris Rodgers Responds to Biden Administration’s Sham Report on Columbia River System

Spokane, Wash. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the Department of the Interior published a report today on the “Historic and Ongoing Impacts of Federal Dams on the Columbia River Basin Tribes.” “This bad faith report is just the latest in a long list of examples that prove […]



Jun 14, 2024
Press

McMorris Rodgers Statement Remembering George Nethercutt

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement honoring former U.S. Representative George Nethercutt, who passed away today. “My heart is sad. George Nethercutt was a giant amongst men who served the people of Eastern Washington with honor and patriotism for a decade. George was a man of character […]



Jun 14, 2024
Press

House Approves McMorris Rodgers Priorities, Pay Raise For Troops in Annual Defense Package

Washington, D.C. –  Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FY25 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included two provisions she wrote and a number of wins for servicemembers in Eastern Washington: “This year’s National Defense Authorization Act is a critical investment that […]