McMorris Rodgers Helps Ensure Veterans Receive Proper Benefits

Dec 23, 2008

(Spokane, WA) Today, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced new legislation that will help connect veterans, in a more streamlined manner, with the benefits they are eligible for.

McMorris Rodgers is a sponsor of the “Providing Real Outreach to Vets (PRO-Vets) Act of 2008” (H.R. 6494). The legislation directs the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to proactively determine and notify veterans who are retiring or separating from service about the benefits they are eligible for. The PRO-Vets Act will also streamline the application process by automatically transferring the eligible veteran’s necessary information from the Department of Defense to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Our nation’s veterans should not have to struggle with difficult benefit eligibility and application processes,” McMorris Rodgers said. “The PRO-Vets Act of 2008 will help ensure veterans are aware of their benefits, make it easier to receive benefits and help enrich the lives of veterans and their families.”

McMorris Rodgers is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. Along with making sure our veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned, McMorris Rodgers is working to expand and strengthen the role of Fairchild Air Force Base, including ensuring the next generation of air refueling tankers is based at Fairchild AFB.

Destry Henderson

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