McMorris Rodgers’ Bill, Faster Care For Veterans Act, Heads to the President’s Desk

Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2016)— Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), issued the below statement after the Senate passed the Faster Care for Veterans Act. The bill, which requires the VA to adopt technology that allows veterans to schedule VA appointments online, passed the House early last week and now heads to the President’s desk and awaits his signature to become law.

“The best way to show our gratitude to our veterans is to provide them with the care they’ve earned,” said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05). “The Faster Care for Veterans Act lets our veterans schedule appointments online, which is a tool the VA should have adopted a long time ago. The VA has lost sight of its mission to put our veterans first, and I’m glad to see the Senate agree with reforms that bring the VA into the 21st Century. I thank Congressman Moulton and Senators Klobuchar and Ernst for partnering together on this bipartisan bill and look forward to seeing it signed into law.”

NOTE: On Tuesday, Rep. McMorris Rodgers spoke at a House Republican Leadership press conference about the Faster Care for Veterans ActClick here to view her remarks, and click here to watch her speech on the House floor. Earlier this year, she penned a Washington Post op-ed outlining her vision for a modern VA system. 

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