McMorris Rodgers Votes to Restore Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Benefits for Military Retirees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement after the House passed S.25, an amendment to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, to restore COLA benefits to retired service members.

“As a representative of Fairchild Air Force Base and thousands of veterans throughout Eastern Washington, I am especially proud of today’s vote to protect those who have served our country.  This critical legislation will preserve pensions and restore cost-of-living adjustments for our retired military personnel.  Our military men and women should not be the victim of Washington’s budget cuts – and this legislation will restore the benefits they’ve so valiantly earned.  I am proud of the action the House has taken to keep our promise and protect those who have defended American freedom.”

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