Reps. McMorris Rodgers & Bishop Press Defense Department To Resume Popular MyCAA Program

(Washington, D.C.)  – As Co-Chairmen of the Military Family Caucus, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressing their concern with the sudden suspension of the Military Spouse Career Advancement Program (MyCAA) and requesting a date for when the program will resume.

Authorized in 2009, MyCAA provides critical educational benefits to military spouses allowing them to pursue portable careers in high demand, high growth occupations.  133,000 military spouses participate in the program.

“Like thousands of military families, I am frustrated by the Defense Department’s decision to suspend the MyCAA without warning, and by the DOD’s lack of responsiveness on when the program will return,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “The stopping of this program and the confusion over its future has caused genuine hardship for America’s military families which need to be rectified. They deserve answers, and they deserve them promptly.”

The letter to Secretary Gates was signed by 68 Members of Congress.

A copy of the letter can be found here

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