McMorris Rodgers, Murray Lead Bipartisan Bill to Designate April as Month of the Military Child

Washington, D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R, WA-05) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution to designate April as the “Month of the Military Child.” Month of the Military Child is observed each April to celebrate and honor the commitment, service, and sacrifices made by children in military families. 

The resolution notes that servicemembers’ entire families make a commitment to the United States, and it urges people across the country to show appreciation for the more than 1.56 million children who are part of military families across America.

“Joining the military is more than just a job, it’s a family commitment that can be difficult,” said Rodgers. “To all the children whose mom or dad is actively serving our country—at Fairchild Air Force Base or halfway around the world—we thank you for sharing in their sacrifice. You are a hero in your own way, and you deserve to be celebrated.”

“Much like their parents, military children make sacrifices every single day in service to our country, and this bipartisan resolution is an acknowledgement of those efforts and the heroic commitment military children show to their families and communities,” said Murray. “I am proud to be a voice for Washington state’s servicemembers and their families, and will continue to do everything I can to support military children and recognize them for all that they do.”

Supporting military families has always been a top priority for Cathy. As co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, she introduced the Military Family Nutrition Access Act and the Military Food Security Act to rethink the way we provide a safety net and temporary assistance to servicemembers in their time of need. Cathy also secured a pay raise for troops at Fairchild Air Force Base in the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

The lawmakers were joined in introducing this resolution by Representative Sanford Bishop (D, GA-02) as well as Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and John Cornyn (R-TX).

CLICK HERE to read the House resolution.


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