Too often I hear from veterans across Eastern Washington who wait weeks – or sometimes even months – to hear back from the 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 These delays are a direct result of an outdated system that only allows patient advocates, not veterans, to track the claim as it moves through the system.
But this week, we took a huge step forward towards fixing that by passing a bill I helped write called the Veterans Patient Advocacy Act. This legislation will empower veterans by creating an online portal where they can easily submit a complaint and track its status, giving them more control over their health care.
I’m confident this bill will provide some much-needed accountability at the VA and ensure veterans needs are being met at all times. I will continue advocating for this bill as it makes its way through the Senate, and I will keep you updated on our progress to get it signed into law!
I’ve always believed our farmers and ranchers are truly the backbone of Eastern Washington’s economy. That’s why I am always looking for new opportunities to support our agriculture community that work so hard to provide food security to people across America and in countries around the globe. This week, I helped send a bill to […]
McMorris Rodgers: A Momentous Day for the Dignity and Sanctity of Every Human Life
Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the Supreme Court decided in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade and affirm the American people have the right to speak through their officials to enact laws that protect unborn children. “This is one of the most momentous days […]
McMorris Rodgers Announces Disbursement of 2022 Pilt Funding for Eastern Washington
Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today announced the Department of the Interior’s disbursement of 2022 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program funding totaling more than $4 million for Eastern Washington counties. Each year, PILT funds are made available to local governments to help offset their inability to tax federal […]