Too often I hear from veterans across Eastern Washington who wait weeks – or sometimes even months – to hear back from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after they submit a complaint. These delays are a direct result of an outdated system that only allows patient advocates, not veterans, to track the claim as it moves through the system.
This makes no sense, which is why I helped introduce the Veterans Patient Advocacy Act this week to empower veterans. Our bill is simple – it creates an online portal where veterans can easily submit complaints and track their status, giving them more control over their health care.
Veterans deserve transparency and answers from the VA. My hope is that this bill will help us take an important first step towards increasing accountability at the VA and creating a system that meets the needs of our veterans.
RULE BILLS A rule bill is a bill passed through a full House vote under a rule that has been voted and agreed upon by the Rules Committee. Rule bills require a simple majority of the House to pass (218 votes) through a recorded vote. 09/19/23 H.R. 2670 Motion to go to conference on National […]
RULE BILLS A rule bill is a bill passed through a full House vote under a rule that has been voted and agreed upon by the Rules Committee. Rule bills require a simple majority of the House to pass (218 votes) through a recorded vote. 09/13/23 H.R. 1435 Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act Passed […]
McMorris Rodgers Helps Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Gold Star Families
Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) today introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate the week of September 24 to September 30, 2023 as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week.” “Joining the military is truly a family commitment to our country,” said Rodgers. “Tragically for some, that commitment […]