Livestream: Military Family Summit

Nov 28, 2011

NOTE: RSVP on Facebook to get updates about the Livestream Broadcast on December 1, 2011.

Related: Congressional Military Family Caucus


2011 Congressional Military Family Caucus Summit Agenda

Capitol Visitor Center

December 1, 2011

8:30 – 8:40      Invocation

                        Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, U.S. House of RepresentativesChaplain

8:40 – 8:55      Congressional Military Family Caucus Co-chairs Welcome

Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Co-Chair, CMFC

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Co-Chair, CMFC

8:55 – 9:25      Keynote Speakers Remarks

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia

Army Reserve Command Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Michael D. Schultz

Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard, Command Chief Master Sergeant Christopher E. Muncy

9:25 – 9:55      Remarks From Other Members

9:55 – 11:15    Main Panel Discussion

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military and Community Family Policy, Mr. Robert L. Gordon, III

Chamber of Commerce Representative, Laura Dempsey    

Chief, Army Reserve Lieutenant General Jack C. Stultz

National Guard Bureau, Major General Randy Manner

Military Officer Association of America President,VADM (Ret) Norbert R. Ryan, Jr.

11:15 – 11:30  Administrative Remarks (Breakout Session Directions)  

11:30 – 11:45  Break – Move to Breakout Sessions

11:45 – 1:00    Breakout Sessions

–  Children’s Issues – Education; Exceptional Family Member Program Standardization; Impacts of Multiple Deployments

–  Active, Guard & Reserve Service Members Issues – Impacts of Multiple Deployments; PTSD; Transition; Retirements Benefits; TRICARE & Employment  

–  Spouses’ Issues – Spouses’ Employment, Education & Child Care  

–  Veteran’s Issues – Health Care; Employment & Homelessness

1:00 – 2:00      Lunch – On Your Own

2:00 – 2:45      Breakout Sessions – Presentations from Breakout Sessions

2:45 – 3:00      Congressional Military Family Caucus Co-chairs Closing Remarks

Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Co-Chair, CMFC

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Co-Chair, CMFC

Recent Posts

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) […]

Feb 15, 2024

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 […]