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VA progress is being made – but there is still work to be done

Communications • August 14, 2014

Veterans heard some good news today. According to the Associated Press, VA referrals to private doctors are on the rise. This is largely in part to the House-passed bill H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. This bill allocates money to private doctors to treat veterans who are unable to get appointments at …

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5 things (still) on our summer wish list

Communications • August 4, 2014

House Republicans have passed more than 40 jobs bills that are now stuck in the Senate. Since it’s apparent we can’t get them all through a stubborn Democratic-controlled Senate, we have a shorter, more realistic wish list for Senator Reid that will help hardworking Americans. 1.  The Northern Route Approval Act This bill approves the construction of the …

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Opportunities > Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

McMorris Rodgers: Our Veterans Are the Priority

Communications • July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, sponsored by House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL).   “For too long our veterans have encountered obstacle after obstacle navigating the …

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Accountability > Jobs > Jobs and the Economy | Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

Republican Leadership Press Conference: “Let’s get to work”

Communications • July 29, 2014

“This is what it looks like to solve the problems facing Americans. And you know what – this is just the beginning.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference July 29, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice …

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12 damaging facts you don’t know about the VA scandal

Communications • June 30, 2014

For generations, we’ve made a commitment to veterans –  those who bravely served to protect our way of life. That’s why the scandal at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is an outrage to every American. We know our veterans deserve better because that’s what we promised them. Although President Obama asked for, and received, the resignation …

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Accountability > Oversight | Veterans

Holding the VA Accountable

Communications • June 11, 2014

This week, Americans learned that problems with the VA were much larger than expected. Over 120,000 veterans were affected by extreme wait times – or were unable to get an appointment at all. Waitlists and mismanagement were found at over 730 hospitals nationwide. This week, the House unanimously passed the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014 (H.R. 4810) to fix these issues immediately. …

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We want to hear from our Veterans

Communications • May 30, 2014

This morning, Veterans Affairs’ Secretary Eric Shinseki offered his resignation. Unfortunately, the issues at the VA won’t be fixed by simply removing one person at the top of a broken agency. American heroes are dying while they wait for medical attention. Others are waiting hundreds of days for their first primary care appointment. These are just some of the …

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Accountability > Oversight | Veterans

No walk with this talk – A timeline of Obama’s broken VA promises

Communications • May 22, 2014

“Caring for those who serve and for their families is a fundamental responsibility of the commander-in-chief. “No veteran should have to fill out a 23-page claim to get care, or wait months — even years — to get an appointment at the VA. “It’s time for comprehensive reform. When I am President, building a 21st …

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An America that works at home: Health Care

Communications • April 24, 2014

A strong America is a healthy America. This week, House Republicans met with Americans across the country who are being harmed the most Obamacare. We remain dedicated to health care reforms that lowers costs, provides greater access, and ensures high-quality care. Rep. Larry Buschon (IN-08) sits with one of cancer’s youngest victims while on his …

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Protecting Those Who Have Served

Rep Peter Roskam • February 11, 2014

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed an amendment to protect current working-age military retirees: “As the representative of Fairchild Air Force Base and thousands of veterans throughout Eastern Washington, I am especially proud of the action the House took today to protect those who …

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