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6 Solutions For Our Veterans

Communications • May 19, 2015

Our veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, but too often, their struggle continues when they return home. Yesterday, House Republicans passed six solutions to empower our American heroes — from employment opportunities to health care. While there is still a lot of work to do for our veterans, these six bills are a step …

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Security > military funding | NDAA | Veterans

McMorris Rodgers: Funding the Men and Women Who Make Freedom Possible

Communications • May 15, 2015

“Our nation stands for so much – freedom, democracy, and opportunity – yet it’s only through the protection provided by our brave men and women in uniform that this remains possible.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 1735, the National …

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Security > Accountability > veteran affairs | Veterans

McMorris Rodgers: Demanding Answers for Our Veterans

Communications • May 14, 2015

“I look to the future with hope that we can act swiftly and appropriately – to not only demand answers from the VA – but to pass long-term solutions for our veterans’ health care.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement after an internal Department of Veterans …

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Accountability > Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

Our Veterans deserve better

Communications • May 14, 2015

In March of this year, Jan R. Frye, the deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics at the VA, sent a memo to VA secretary Robert McDonald. The findings published in the Washington Post this week paint a horrifying picture. At least $6 billion taxpayer dollars per year have been squandered in illegal contracts for medical …

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McMorris Rodgers: Supporting Those Who Serve

Communications • May 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2029, the FY 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. This appropriations bill authorizes $76.6 billion dollars to our veterans and Military support systems, to ensure our heroes receive the support they need. …

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McMorris Rodgers: Opening Doors of Opportunity

Communications • April 29, 2015

Republican Leadership Press Conference April 29, 2015 “The budget we’ll pass this week – and the appropriations bills that will fund our Military and empower our veterans – are examples of how Congress is working together to get things done for the American people.” Participants: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) …

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Honoring our Heroes: Face-to-Face

Communications • March 13, 2015

It’s been a scandal-plagued year for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Secret wait-lists have led to deaths, delays, and unacceptable treatment for those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. Sometimes lost in the noise are the lives of the veterans themselves – whether it be a veteran of Iraq coping with Post Traumatic Stress …

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Empowerment > Veterans | Veterans Day

Thank You to Those Who Have Served

Communications • November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, we honor the men and women of our military across the country. Their sacrifices have allowed America to remain a beacon of freedom across the world –and have granted Americans at home security, peace of mind, and pride. We remember those who have fallen through the generations, and thank our current troops dispatched in Afghanistan, Iraq, and …

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Accountability > Oversight | Veterans

We haven’t forgotten about the VA

Communications • October 9, 2014

Earlier this year, watchdogs in the Department of Veterans Affairs health agency found long wait times and dishonest management.  House Republicans responded swiftly, passing H.R. 4810, the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014, and took time to listen to problems and stories from veterans around the country. Yet there is still a lot of work to be done to …

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Let’s hire more heroes

Rep. Rodney Davis • September 18, 2014

Rep. Rodney Davis represents Illinois’ 13th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He sponsored the Hire More Heroes Act which the House will include as part of the Jobs For America Act this week. The failures of Obamacare are almost too great to count – from website glitches and an embarrassing roll-out to increased out-of-pocket expenses and …

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