McMorris Rodgers: Solutions Our Veterans Deserve

“Today, I voted to improve the lives of our heroes – from employment opportunities to health care – through six common-sense solutions.”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed six bills that give America’s veterans the support they need and demand accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Our veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, but their struggle should not continue when they return home. Today, I voted to empower our American heroes – from employment opportunities to health care – through six common-sense solutions that make their lives better. Incentives to hire our heroes and make small business ownership easier will create new possibilities for our veterans and their families. We addressed the growing crisis of homelessness and passed a solution to streamline veteran identification. And we held the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable so discrepancies within the agency cannot be ignored. As Memorial Day approaches, there is no better opportunity to reflect on how we can serve our veterans and make their lives better. I applaud my colleagues, including Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL), for their hard work in advancing such prudent solutions – and I will continue my commitment to supporting those who have already given so much.”

The House passed the following bills tonight:

H.R. 1382, Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act
H.R. 1313, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Relief Act
H.R. 1038, Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act
H.R. 474, Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2015
H.R. 91, Veteran’s I.D. Card Act
H.R. 1816, Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2015