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It’s Not a Waste of Time

Communications • June 10, 2015

“It’s not a waste of time to the men and women in uniform; it’s not a waste of time for those who serve; and it’s not a waste of time for those who say goodbye to their families to defend America.” Republican Leadership Press Conference June 10, 2015 Participants: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) …

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Accountability > appropriations | Small Business | Veterans

Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • June 2, 2015

“The American people deserve an efficient and accountable government, and this is Congress’s opportunity to assert oversight on the administration’s runaway spending.” Republican Leadership Press Conference June 2, 2015 Participants: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as …

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McMorris Rodgers: One Year Later, A Reminder of the Work We Have Left To Do

Communications • June 1, 2015

“The VA has systematic failings that must be addressed – a symbolic change in management is not enough.” SPOKANE, WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the resignation of Veterans Affairs’ Secretary Robert Shinseki. A year after the unacceptable wait times at VA hospitals were revealed …

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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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