Supporting Those Who Serve

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2029, the FY 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill. This appropriations bill authorizes $76.6 billion dollars to our veterans and Military support systems, to ensure our heroes receive the support they need.

“I have seen firsthand how veterans across Eastern Washington face extraordinary challenges when it comes to getting the care they have earned. Today, we voted to increase funding for our veterans, giving them access to career training and benefit programs that pointedly address mental health care and traumatic brain energy. By providing $48.6 billion dollars for nearly 7 million veterans, we are modernizing veterans’ health care opportunities with a streamlined electronic health record system that will strengthen VA Medical Services in all parts of our country.  For the men and women currently serving, we increased funding to their support systems around the world.  As Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus and a vocal champion of Eastern Washington’s service members, I am especially proud to have helped ensure 1.3 million quality housing opportunities for military families at home, and upgraded infrastructure projects that house our heroes abroad. Today, we sent a clear message that our priority is the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

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